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.