Guess we'll see some Friday covering.. I dunno.
Retail Sales Rise Less Than Forecast as Americans Save Gas Money
Sales at U.S. retailers rose less than forecast in October as consumers pocketed the money saved after fueling up their cars. Purchases increased 0.1 percent after being little changed in September, Commerce Department figures showed Friday in Washington. The median forecast of 84 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for a 0.3 percent gain. Receipts at service stations dropped for a fourth consecutive month as gasoline prices declined. Consumers are showing some caution going into the key holiday-shopping season even as hiring reached a 10-month high in October and subdued prices at the pump support household ... (full story)