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Retail sales take hit from Sandy, federal uncertainty

Retail sales ticked down slightly in October as consumers halted discretionary spending in the face of inclement weather and uncertainty in Washington. October retail sales – excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants – decreased .3 percent seasonally adjusted from September, but increased 3.9 percent from October 2011. “While Hurricane Sandy certainly impacted consumer spending in… Continue Reading Retail sales take hit from Sandy, federal uncertainty