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US Retail-Sales Data Go Dark at a Tough Time for Investors

The U.S. growth outlook hangs more than ever on American consumers’ resilience amid stock-market swoons and trade-war tensions, but key data on their spending—the biggest part of the economy—will be missing due to the government shutdown. Was it a gangbusters Christmas shopping season as forecasts and anecdotal evidence suggested? Were consumers making big discretionary purchases…

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