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Economic Statistics for 12 Nov 13

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index fell 2.3 points in October to 91.6.

ICSC-Goldman Store Sales rose 1.2% for the week, and 2.3% for the year. Redbook, meanwhile, shows a retail sales drop from 3.8% to 3.3% on a year-ago basis.

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index was unchanged at 0.14 in September, with the 3-month moving average at -0.03.

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2 Responses to Economic Statistics for 12 Nov 13

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