In October, Signs Of Life At Retailers

Some analysts are now predicting higher levels of holiday spending than in the year before.

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    10/17/2016 - 8:35 am | View Link
  • Vital Signs survey results to be released in October
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    09/13/2016 - 11:00 pm | View Link
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    11/8/2015 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • China's factory output shrinks again in October, but shows some signs of life: Survey
    BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's factory activity fell for an eighth straight month in October but at a slower pace as export orders showed some signs of life, a private survey showed on Monday (Nov 2), pointing to continued sluggishness in the world's second ...
    11/1/2015 - 3:17 pm | View Link
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