US DATA: Wk 03-Nov ICSC-Goldman Store Sales: “The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
left consumers and retailers in the dark and drugged retail sales down last
week. As a result, weekly retail sales for the week ending November 3 slipped
by 0.2%, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and
Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index. On a year-over-year basis, retail
sales fell and slowed by 1.4%.