WASHINGTON — A host of factors dampened consumer spending and translated into sluggish sales in September and early October, including a tumultuous stock market, the threat of war with Iraq and the West Coast port lockout, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday.

"Retail sales were weak across the nation," stated the Fed report known as The Beige Book, a survey of business executives in the Fed’s 12 districts.

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