Economic Statistics for 13 Jan 15
Redbook reports that retail sales continue to slow, rising 3.8% on a year-ago basis, from last week’s 4.3%.
The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index rose from 98.1 to 100.4 in December, the highest level since October 2006.
The Labor Department’s JOLTS report shows 4.972 million job openings on the last business day of November.
The U.S. Treasury monthly budget report for December shows a $1.9 billion surplus for the month, as receipts rose 11%.