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Investors have taken heart from recent U.S. economic reports that show a 7.1 percent rise in retail sales in October, the strongest surge on record, and a continued fall in the number of weekly jobless claims.

The University of Michigan’s monthly survey found that consumer sentiment bottomed out in August, raising expectations that American consumers will return to shopping malls and showrooms over Christmas.

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