AFP EconWatch--Weekly Economic Newsletter
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The retail sector heated up during August, boosted not only by another big month at car dealerships but also by strong gains across most other retail segments. The Census Bureau estimates retail sales grew 0.6 percent during the month to a seasonally adjusted $444.4 billion, up 5.0 percent from a year earlier. (PDF, Log-in required)
Industrial production, particularly that in manufacturing, took a breather in August. But the Federal Reserve report looks a bit more positive after removing timing impacts that distorted auto production data.
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