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BEA: Disposable Income, Expenditures Gained In September

In September, personal income increased 0.3% from August, the United States Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis reported, while disposable personal income increased 0.3% and personal consumption expenditures advanced 0.5%.

Retail
NRF Raises Hanjin Shipping Concerns With Feds

The National Retail Federation was among a coalition of 120 organizations representing retailers, manufacturers, agribusinesses and other sectors to send a joint letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker that outline concerns regarding the ongoing issues with Hanjin Shipping’s recent bankruptcy filing.