The U.S Dept. of Commerce reports that retail sales in October were up .8% and upgraded September sales to a 1% increase. Together these were the largest 2 month increase since spring, 2014!
So Are Housing Starts!
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that October starts of privately-owned housing were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,323,000, or 23% above October, 2015!