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Consumer Spending Climbs

Consumers increased their spending in October after no change in the prior month, getting the fourth quarter off to a solid start.

Consumer Confidence Slips in November

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had rebounded in October, declined in November.

FastFact: Third Quarter Remains Bedding’s Sweet Spot

The third quarter of 2014 delivered the bedding category its traditional boost.

FastFact: Slow and Steady Go Furniture, Mattress Sales

Overall growth in the home furnishings and bedding industry was slow, yet steady.

Preliminary Estimate: Retail Sales up 4.1% for October

Retail sales rose 0.3 percent in October from September levels to $445.5 billion, according to advance estimates from The U.S. Department of Commerce.

FastFact: Top-Earning U.S. Counties

The 46 top-earning counties in the United States account for a third of the nation's overall personal income.

FastFact: D.C.-Area Counties Lead Household Income

This week’s FastFact profiles counties based on their median household incomes.
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