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Retail sales jump hints at confidence rise

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Stocks rose after gains in September retail spending suggested a rise in consumer confidence. The Commerce Department also revised August growth up to 1.2 percent, bolstering Monday’s gains. Figures from China helped support markets in Europe at the start of a week that could offer greater clarity on the economic fates of Greece and Spain.

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