Short Auto Numbers Pull Down September Sales (MarketWatch)
Auto sales were down 2.2% in September due to fewer selling weekends and low inventory on some popular models. Outside of automobiles, retail sales were up 0.4%; factoring in the auto slump, they were down 0.1%. The consumer confidence shock caused by the government shutdown does not appear to have affected September sales figures.
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