U.S. Retail Sales Increase 0.3% In October

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Sales at U.S. retailers rose a seasonally adjusted 0.3% in October, bouncing back from the first decline in eight months. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a 0.2% gain. Sales minus autos increased 0.3%, the Commerce Department said Friday. In September, sales were unrevised to show a 0.3% decline.

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