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Economic Statistics for 23 Apr 13

The following US economic statistics were announced today:

In weekly retail sales, Redbook reports a  soft 1.8% increase from the previous year. ICSC-Goldman reports a weekly sales increase of 0.8%, and a weak 1.9% increase on a year-over-year basis.

The PMI Manufacturing Index Flash for April fell nearly 3 points to 53.0.

The FHFA House Price Index rose 0.7% in March, and is up 7.1% on a year-over-year basis.

New home sales for March were weaker than expected, with a 1.5% increase to a 417,000 annual rate.

The Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index fell a steep 9 points to -3 in April.

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