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Economic Statistics for 14 May 13

Here are today’s statistics on the state of the economy:

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index rose 2.6 points to 92.1 in April.

April export prices fell -0.7% and import prices fell -0.5%. On a year-over-year basis, export prices fell 0.9% while import prices fell -2.6%.

ICSC Goldman reports weekly retail sales fell -2.0%, and are up only 1.2% from a year ago. Redbook’s year-over-year sales growth reading improved to 2.8%.

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