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Economic Statistics for 9 Jul 13

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

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index fell a point in June to 93.5.

Thanks to the long holiday weekend, ICSC-Goldman is reporting retail sales rose 3.0% last week, up 2.9% from last year. Redbook also shows retail sales strength, with 3.6% year-over-year sales growth.

Consumer credit rose a sharp $19.6 billion in May, the largest gain in a year.

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