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Despite economic fears, Americans still spend

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(CNN)--Americans are still shopping, despite fears about the economy. U-S retail sales went up by a half a percent last month compared to September. That's according to the Commerce Department.

More people spent their dollars on electronics and appliances. Auto sales also shot up last month.

All good news for retailers heading into the important holiday shopping season.

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