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Economic Statistics for 10 Oct 13

The Treasury Budget and Import/Export Prices reports have been delayed due to the government shutdown.

Chain stores reported reported today that September retail sales were mainly flat.

Initial jobless claims rose 66,000 last week, to 374,000, due to some counting issues. The 4-week moving average rose 20,000to 325,000. Continuing claims fell 16,000 to 2.905 million.

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell 3 ticks -29.7.

The Fed’s balance sheet rose $11.3 billion last week, with total assets of $3.759 trillion. Reserve Bank credit increased $13.7 billion.

The Fed reports that M2 Money Supply increased by $50.4 billion last week.

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