Economic Statistics for 19 Mar 13
Here are today’s statistics on the state of the economy:
Housing starts rose a bit in February, to a 0.917 million annual rate, while building permits rose sharply to a 0.954 million rate.
In weekly retail sales, ICSC Goldman reports a 1.4% weekly sales increase, and a 2.3% year-on-year increase. Meanwhile, Redbook says sales rose a moderate 2.9% on a year-ago basis.