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Strong October retail sales point to spending zeal

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US retailers reported strong sales in October, a sign American consumers were spending with more gusto and could help keep the economy growing at a brisk pace.

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US retailers reported strong sales in October, a sign American consumers were spending with more gusto and could help keep the economy growing at a brisk pace.

Consumer sentiment was also up to a seven-year high.

US retail sales rose a higher-than-expected 0.5 per