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Figuring out the numbers without the numbers

How were back-to-school sales at Walmart last month? Nobody knows for sure.

The government shutdown means no official economic data. But economist Chris Low tells Marketplace Morning Report Host David Brancaccio what we do know about back-to-school retail sales without the government's official report for September, or sales numbers from the nation's largest retailer, Walmart.

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David Brancaccio is the host of Marketplace Morning Report. Follow David on Twitter @DavidBrancaccio

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