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Retail Sales Help Boost Economy

Retail Sales Help Boost Economy

SOUTHERN TIER (WENY) --  The Federal Reserve shows nine of the nations twelve districts reported modest or moderate growth.

Tourism was also up, but the manufacturing sector did get weaker.

Locally shoppers say they're spending about the same and staying on budget. 

"{My budget is}Pretty much the same, I have a good retirement income and I used to be a teacher so I'm getting good retirement...I really can't complain," says Bob Morin of Watkins Glen.

Bank policymakers are scheduled to meet with federal officals September 12 - 13 to find more ways to boost the economy.