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Economic Statistics for 31 Dec 13

In weekly retail sales, Redbook reports a strong 4.5% increase from the previous year. ICSC-Goldman reports a weekly sales increase of 1.0%, and a 3.0% increase on a year-over-year basis.

The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose a solid 1.0% in October, with a year-on-year 13.6% price increase.

The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index fell from an unsustainably high 63.0 in November to 59.1 in December.

The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index rose a strong 6.1 points in December to 78.1.

The State Street Investor Confidence Index rose from a revised 91.2 in November to 95.9 in December.

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