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LATEST US DATA

Retail sales edge up 0.1% in September

Core retail sales slip 0.1% while retail sales excluding petrol increase 0.4%; producer price index falls 0.5%, the largest drop since January, after being unchanged in August

Washington

US retail sales barely rose in September as cheaper petrol weighed on service station receipts, but gains in purchases of automobiles and other goods pointed to solid domestic demand that could shield the economy from slowing global growth.

Other data on Wednesday