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Economic Statistics for 1 Oct 13

Total vehicle sales fell a sharp 5.1% in September, to a 15.3 million annualized sales rate. Domestic vehicle sales were 11.8 million vice 12.6 million in August.

Redbook reports chain-store sales rose to a 3.8% year-on-year sales rate. ICSC-Goldman’s same-store sales index rose 0.2% last week, with year-over-year sales growth of 2.1%.

Markit Economics’ PMI manufacturing index fell 0.3 points to 52.8 in September.

The ISM manufacturing index rose 0.5 points to 56.2 in September.

The construction spending report due today has been delayed due to the government shutdown.

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