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Sept. retail sales rise, third monthly increase

WASHINGTON — Americans spent more money on cars, furniture and at hardware stores to boost retail sales to a third monthly increase in September. The string of gains since July followed declines in May and June. Those had raised worries ...

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Pace of new home sales second slowest on record

WASHINGTON — New homes sold at the second-slowest pace on record in August, signaling that the housing market will remain a drag on the economy. Last month’s new home sales were unchanged from a month earlier at a seasonally adjusted ...

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Recession talk quieted by improving economic data

WASHINGTON — The feeble economy exhibited a smidgen of strength Thursday, with mildly positive reports on jobs, store sales and housing. Figures released on unemployment claims, store sales and home-buying contracts all trend in the right direction, tempering fears that ...

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