Economic Statistics for 7 Jan 14
Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index rose to -19 in December from -25 in November.
In weekly retail sales, Redbook reports a 4.1% increase from the previous year. ICSC-Goldman reports a steep weekly sales drop of -5.4%, and a 1.7% increase on a year-over-year basis.
Exports rose and imports fell, lowering the trade deficit to $-34.3 billion in November.