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October 8, 2013

Retail Disappoints.

October 8, 2013

Retail Disappoints.

NFIB Small Business Optimism Index  (September 2013)

– Index level 93.9.  Previous was 94.1.

This is a survey index compiled each month by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).

ICSC-Goldman Store Sales (Week ended 10/5/2013)

– Store Sales Week/Week 0.2 %-0.1%. Previous was +0.2% – Store Sales Year/Year 1.8%. Previous was +2.1%

Redbook (Week ended 10/5/2013)

– Store Sales Year/Year 3.3%. Previous was +3.8%.

The Consumer Metrics Institute Absolute Demand Index – a near real time indicator of on-line spending shown a slight pickup in the past 3 days after last week’s downturn.

Retail remains disappointing.

International Trade (August 2013)

– Not available.  This normally comes from the Commerce Department.