US retail sales unexpectedly drop as Trump's trade war hits the backbone of the economy

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· *A key measure of consumer spending unexpectedly dropped for the first time in seven months in September.*
· *The Commerce Department said Wednesday retail sales fell 0.3% last month, compared with a 0.6% rise in August.*
· *Consumer spending accounts for more than two-thirds of economic output. *
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