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The U.S. Consumer Price Index was up 0.4% in October, after having been flat for September. Producer prices were also up 0.4% after having been down in September. Retail Sales were up 0.3% for October.

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U.S. Factory Orders were down 0.6% in September from being down 0.1% in August. Unit Labor Costs were up at a 3.6% annualized rate for the third quarter of 2019, from +2.4% in the second quarter.

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U.S. Real GDP Growth came in at an annual rate of 1.9% for the third quarter of 2019, versus 2.0% for the prior quarter. Per sonal Income was up 0.3% for September and Consumer Spending was up 0.2%.

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