Archive for April 14th, 2010

Retail Sales Rose 1.6% In March

Retail sales rose 1.6% in March . The consensus was at 1.2%, February reading at 0.3%.  Autos taken out, the figure was 0.6%; the consensus was at 0.5%; prior reading at 0.8%. The Easter was earlier this year, so noting to get excited here. Chart 1. U.S. Retail sales

U.S. Trade Balance At $-39.7 Billion

Data point from yesterday. U.S. trade balance for February was reported at $-39.7 billion vs. consensus of $-39 billion and a January reading of $-37.3 billion. Chart 1. U.S. Trade Balance


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