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Feb. Retail Sales: +1.1% vs. +1.2% expected, +0.6% (revised) prior. Ex-auto +0.9% vs. +0.7%...

Feb. Retail Sales: +1.1% vs. +1.2% expected, +0.6% (revised) prior. Ex-auto +0.9% vs. +0.7% expected, +1.1% (revised) prior.
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  • bbro
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    Retail sales ex gasoline year over year...up 6%....no recession
    13 Mar 2012, 08:39 AM Reply Like
  • 2PP
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    Yeah but....
    http://bit.ly/Ai6dpR
    13 Mar 2012, 10:08 AM Reply Like
  • Insurance Bull
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    Of course that report can be countered with these...

     

    http://bit.ly/whZ3LR

     

    http://on.wsj.com/x0gbuo

     

    Let's just all agree the economy is stuck between a recession and the growth we want to see. In other words, America will not fall into a recession, but any growth will be extremely slow to a point where any changes are negligible in the short term.

     

    If we all agree on that, then the world will be a peaceful place.
    13 Mar 2012, 01:57 PM Reply Like
  • OptionManiac
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    And a short month.
    13 Mar 2012, 09:30 AM Reply Like
  • jwbrewer
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    Up most in five months. In a year that had 1.8% GDP growth? That is something to cheer about?
    13 Mar 2012, 10:47 AM Reply Like
  • mweaver
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    credit expansion. the card companies are at it
    again. the bernanke put lives on.
    13 Mar 2012, 11:39 AM Reply Like
  • BlueCollarBlueDog
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    Nope, rotating credit is down. Transfer payments.
    13 Mar 2012, 01:50 PM Reply Like
  • schatzl
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    QE, TWIST and a deficit where only 30% of public expenditures are covered by tax receipts. What do you expect? If that can't fuel retail sales, nothing can. The million $ question though is: how long can this be sustained?
    13 Mar 2012, 04:55 PM Reply Like
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