All the economic stats are "better than expected." Sort of like Garrison Keillor's "all the children are above average."
- Retail sales boost hopes for recovery, but with caveat
Hopes for an economic recovery drew support Tuesday from retail sales figures that topped expectations. [Commerce Department/Census Bureau report.] More from Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal.
- Industrial production better than expected in Aug
Industrial companies boosted production more than expected in August, making more cars, clothing and other goods in the early stages of a broad economic recovery. [Federal Reserve report.] More from Reuters.
-- George Pyle/The Buffalo News