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Retail sales increased by 1.1% from July 2009 sales, excluding auto sales (excluding gas sales rose 0.6%). This is higher than the projected 0.4% increase.  This is the highest increase in six months. The cash for clunkers program also generated a jump in auto sales — up nearly 12 percent from July.

National retail sales (August 2009)

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