Retail sales in the US rose 0.4 percent after a 0.3 percent in July. This is the largest gain in five months and is easing concerns that the American economy could fall back into recession.
“It suggests American consumers remain resilient despite the backdrop of high unemployment and declining home values. On the margin, this data reduces some concerns about a double-dip recession,” said Omer Esiner, chief market analyst at Commonwealth Foreign Exchange in Washington.
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