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Jobless Claims Spike and Retail Sales Crater

“The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, government data showed Thursday.

A separate report showed retail sales slid 0.4 percent n January from December, the Commerce Department said. Excluding autos, retail sales were flat.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose to a seasonally adjusted 339,000 from 331,000….”

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