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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/16/2020 10:22 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/16/2020 10:46 AM
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Retail Sales Have Recovered & Now Running Above Pre Covid-19 2019 Numbers

Washington, DC...The U.S. Census Bureau announced the following advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for September 2020: Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for September 2020, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $549.3 billion, an increase of 1.9 percent (± 0.5 percent) from the previous month, and 5.4 percent (± 0.7 percent) above September 2019. Total sales for the July 2020 through September 2020 period were up 3.6 percent (± 0.5 percent) from the same period a year ago. The July 2020 to August 2020 percent change was unrevised at up 0.6 percent (± 0.2 percent). Retail trade sales were up 1.9 percent (± 0.5 percent) from August 2020, and 8.2 percent (± 0.7 percent) above last year. Nonstore retailers were up 23.8 percent (± 1.6 percent) from September 2019, while building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers were up 19.1 percent (± 2.1 percent) from last year.




General Information
The October 2020 Advance Monthly Retail report is scheduled for release on November 17, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. EST. View the full schedule in the Economic Briefing Room: . The full text and tables of this release can be found at .

EXPLANATORY NOTES
The advance estimates are based on a subsample of the Census Bureau’s full retail and food services sample. A stratified random sampling method is used to select approximately 5,500 retail and food services firms whose sales are then weighted and benchmarked to represent the complete universe of over three million retail and food services firms.

Survey Description
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the Advance Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services Survey to provide an early estimate of monthly sales by kind of business for retail and food service firms located in the United States. Each month, questionnaires are mailed to a probability sample of approximately 5,500 employer firms selected from the larger Monthly Retail Trade Survey. Advance sales estimates are computed using a link relative estimator. For each detailed industry, we compute a ratio of current-toprevious month weighted sales using data from units for which we have obtained usable responses for both the current and previous month. For each detailed industry, the advance total sales estimates for the current month is computed by multiplying this ratio by the preliminary sales estimate for the previous month (derived from the larger MRTS) at the appropriate industry level. Total estimates for broader industries are computed as the sum of the detailed industry estimates. The link relative estimate is used because imputation is not performed for most nonrespondents in MARTS. For a limited number of nonresponding companies that have influential effects on the estimates, sales may be estimated based on historical performance of that company. The monthly estimates are benchmarked to the annual survey estimates from the Annual Retail Trade Survey once available. The estimates are adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading day differences. Additional information on MARTS and MRTS can be found on the Census Bureau website at: .

Source = US Census Bureau


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Unemployed Ignored
Posted on: 2020-10-16 10:33:34   By: Anonymous
 
The economic data graph showing consumer buying as back to normal is a fraud.
With tens of millions unemployed the consumers are not buying.
dump has so screwed up our agencies reporting all kinds of data, none can be trusted.
dump is a con, his BS lies are just that.
He has ordered the CDC and other health agencies recently not to report Covid data.
He says Covid is winding down, when the states are reporting cases back to their highest levels ICU s are overflowing.

You can not trust any data from this corrupted government.

Wake up.

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    Re: Unemployed Ignored
    Posted on: 2020-10-16 10:54:05   By: Anonymous
     
    From the US Census Bureau.
    Wilbur Ross heads this. He cut the census short, it is now over, despite the need for more time due to the epidemic.
    The Republican Supreme Court ruled Ross can shut the census down despite it being 25% incomplete.
    Thanks Republicans.
    This is how Congressional districts get drawn. This is a naked power grab by the Republicans.

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      Re: Unemployed Ignored
      Posted on: 2020-10-16 13:35:27   By: Anonymous
       
      It's a power grab by the Republicans? I did not think of that.
      Which power grab would be worse, this one by the Republicans, or the one by the Democrats, where they spied on another party running for the presidency using the FBI, making up a fake Collusion charge, with the obama/ Biden ticket on it, and since before Trump even won, the democrats were trying to remove our elected president from office? AND for the ENTIRE time in office Dems have been trying to overthrow our elected President and his administration. Hmmm...which power grab, using your bigoted thinking, seems worse?
      You sure sound scared grasping for excuses. According to the mainstream media and all of these polls you should be laughing all the way to the WH
      Didn't you see Joe's town hall meeting last night, where again, Joe had these nice, easy softball questions, and not one question about his son and the new leak of the Ukraine businessman that Hunter set up to meet Daddy after Joe has said multiple times he never met him, because that would of been illegal?
      So relax, Joe's got it made in the shade, why are you sounding so scared for?

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        Re: Unemployed Ignored
        Posted on: 2020-10-16 14:32:08   By: Anonymous
         
        Your argument doesn’t make sense. If the Democrats have been trying to steal power this whole time, including during the last election, then they are so worthless and inept that you don’t need to worry about them at all.

        The Republican power grab is actually happening, so maybe you should turn your nose for corruption at the Republicans, they stink!

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          Re: Unemployed Ignored
          Posted on: 2020-10-17 13:18:21   By: Anonymous
           
          Oh, so you believe everything the mainstream media prints, and since they rarely print anything bad about democrats and their corruption you're happy than a tick buried in a dog's neck.
          You believed the FBI and Russian Collusion...well until you heard there was no collision.
          You believed Judge Brett Kavanaugh was guilty of all charges of attempted rape and other hideous allegations, but not when those allegations were against Biden of course.
          You say Trump used the presidency for personal gain, but Biden hasn't for him, or his friends or helping his son, Hunter.
          You say Trump has ethics violations, but Biden or Harris, who by the way started her career by spreading her legs for Willie Brown, and he knowingly acknowledged it all.
          You say he lied about his personal dealings with Russia ( innocent) but Biden said he's never talked business with his son EVER, even though Hunter had flew with him to China and the Ukraine ( why did the Russian mayor wire Hunter 3.5 million dollars, just because?) and the Ukraine businessman thanked Hunter for the meeting with Dad that Joe said, never happened? Except two days ago his response team said, well it's not logged down anywhere but it might of happened.
          You say Trump urged a foreign leader to help him smear his political opponent, looks to me Trump asked what happened, and he wasn't convicted there either.
          There's more but company is here.
          So either your dumb of bigoted or both? You tell us.
          acknowledged

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        Re: Unemployed Ignored
        Posted on: 2020-10-16 14:48:53   By: Anonymous
         
        Joe’s going to win in a landslide.

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    Re: Unemployed Ignored and retail increase
    Posted on: 2020-10-16 15:59:48   By: Anonymous
     
    It's not rocket science. Things have been shut down for 8 months.
    Consumers are starting to buy things other than essential goods.
    Increase is inevitable.
    How about making a comparison to this same buying one year ago.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-10-16 11:00:06   By: Anonymous
 
If truth hit you in the face you wouldn’t believe it! Go outside and take a look at how wonderful it is to live here, not in some major s hole in California, how fortunate you are to be an AMERICAN, you obviously live in hate, fear, and whatever! Your life is miserable, maybe open your Bible and start reading through the New Testament, it has a lot of good news!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-10-16 11:09:21   By: Anonymous
     
    No argument - our area is beautiful but there is hate, prejudice and intolerance here just below the surface. Just spend a little time reading under the comments under various articles on the Pine Tree.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-10-16 13:47:50   By: Anonymous
       
      Of course it is soo much better elsewhere, you should go there. You definitely are a city person.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-10-16 11:11:20   By: Anonymous
     
    How many do you know that are out shopping and spending as before? This is more fraud on the part of appointed Trump puppets. Or it may be a function of the wealthier who got the bigger breaks returning to their lifestyles. Either way, it hardly is the reality of most Foothills folks.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-10-16 13:44:17   By: Anonymous
       
      Blame Nasty Nancy if you're in fire need. Dod you see that political Ad where Nancy was in her home, next to her twin, $2400 a piece side by side refrigerator stocked with expensive ice cream? She was all giddy, showing it all off saying how much she loved her expensive ice cream, and then it cuts to someone's little frig with hardly anything in it, and than other people say they're starving.
      Nancy was referred as, Nancy Antoinette
      I'll see if I can find it.
      PS More people blame Nancy for not getting the check

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-10-16 13:50:33   By: Anonymous
         
        Here's that Ad, and I'm telling you, it's GREAT and they hit the nail on the head. Probably one of the best ads I've ever seen. I can't believe it's not shown here in her home state.
        https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/04/20/trump_campaign_web_ad_hits_pelosi_for_snacking_while_people_lose_jobs_let_them_eat_ice_cream.html#!

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-10-16 14:11:14   By: Anonymous
           
          I'm sharing that with my friends on messenger
          Funny, sad, and shows you how out of touch politician's are.
          And with a 47 year career politician like Biden he's as clueless as Nancy.

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            Re: sharing with your friends
            Posted on: 2020-10-16 17:19:43   By: Anonymous
             
            Mention that 3 trillion dollar deficit while your talking about how great Trump is.

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              6 Catholic Conservative Justices
              Posted on: 2020-10-17 09:57:15   By: Anonymous
               
              >Your life is miserable, maybe open your Bible and start reading through the New Testament, it has a lot of good news! <

              Great, just ignore reality and live in a fantasy world, a Christian bubble that ignores what this administration is proposing, or has done to those who are poor, , or are refugees from climate change to our south. So it is 'Christian" to separate refugee families imprison children ? the president is more than just flawed, he and his advisers are sociopaths, their moral compasses are broken, all that matters is profit, power. This is so far from the message in the New Testament. Get Real.

              The hearings showed how the Catholic Conservative majority on the Supreme Court whose revisionists rulings will take America back over 100 years.
              These Conservatives wish to undo any social progress made since the great old days when the robber barons owned the courts and Congress. WE are almost there now. With another Catholic Conservative justice (Barett) the country will see a dark ages where faith and religious dogma reigned over all- an American Dark Ages.
              In the Dark Ages, the church banned science and critical thinking, a stupifying dark period in the evolution of Europe brought on by the dominance of religion manly Catholicism.
              Barett,Barr and other justices are members of the "justice" system are in a fringe cult of the Catholic church, they are a threat to America just as the Evangelical Christians are.

              The founding fathers recognised this threat , why they included a separation of church and state in their forming the United States. Through the years, the specter of religion has ebbed and flowed in America, presently there is an ignoring the separation of church and state, with our tax $ going to religious schools and groups, which is illegal, but as we have seen sadly often the laws are ignored .

              America for a return to Democracy must reinstate the separation of church and state.

              The Republicans have lost their damn minds.


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