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Economic Statistics for 26 Nov 13

In weekly retail sales, Redbook reports a 3.8% increase from the previous year. ICSC-Goldman reports a weekly sales increase of 2.6%, and a 2.1% increase on a year-over-year basis.

There are two months of Housing Starts data released today, but the shutdown is holding up the starts data. Permits data is available, however, with September permits up 5.2% to an 0.974 million annual rate. October permits jumped 6.2% to a 1.034 million annual rate.

The FHFA House Price Index rose 0.3% in September, which is an 8.5% year-over-year gain.

The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 1.0% in September, showing accelerating appreciation in home prices.

The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index in November fell -0.8 points to 70.4.

The Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index jumped 12 points to 13 in November.

The State Street Investor Confidence Index fell more than four points to 91.3.


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