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US retail sales rise 0.1 pct. in September; auto gains offset drop in gas station spending

...with spending unchanged for the month once autos and gasoline sales are excluded."The latest report on U.S. retail sales activity was downbeat," said Jennifer Lee, a senior economist at BMO Capital Markets. "Consumers continued to eat out...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-14/us-retail-sales-rise-01-pc
Economic slows but is steady

...current quarter for the forecast of 2 percent growth to become a reality. With less than a week to go, reports on retail sales activity have been generally upbeat, in sharp contrast to the dismal Christmas performance a year ago. The country's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/21/bus_201555.shtml
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Strong economic data push stocks to advance

...percent, to 2,156.78, beating the previous session's 2005 high. Positive inflation data, reports of strong retail sales activity and a sharp dropoff in oil prices combined to give Wall Street a very strong week. The S&P climbed 1.33 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/16/bus_458737.shtml
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Fed says interest rates could go lower, if needed

...very spotty with increased activity at auto and steel plants but continued weakness in high-tech industries. Retail sales activity was mixed during August with seven of the 12 districts reporting strong sales of home furnishings and appliances...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/12/bus_352055.shtml
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