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Economic Statistics for 17 Sep 13

The CPI rose 0.1% in August at both the headline and core rate. On a year-over-year basis, consumer prices rose 1.5%, and 1.8% ex-food and -energy.

The Housing Market Index lost a single point in September, coming in at 58, still a multi-year high.

Foreign demand for long-term U.S. Securities moved back into positive territory, with a net inflow of $31.1 billion in July.

Retail sales seem to be slowing, as Redbook reports a decline from last week’s 4.6% year-on-year sales increase to 3.4% this week. ICSC-Goldman Store Sales are mixed and hard to read, with a weekly sales drop of -1.6%, but a stronger 2.3% year-on-year sales increase.

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