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Economic Statistics for 30 Aug 13

The Reuter’s/University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index rose 2.1 points to 82.1 in August.

July personal income and spending both rose 0.1%.  Similarly, the PCE Price index rose 0.1% at the headline and core levels. On a year-over-year basis, the PCE price index is up 1.4% while the core is up 1.2%.

The Chicago PMI for August rose 0.7 points to 53, hopefully a harbinger for the national report due Monday.

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