US retail sales continue rocky ride, slip 0.2% in April

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales declined last month as Americans cut back their spending on clothes, appliances, and home and garden supplies.

Sales dropped 0.2% in April, the Commerce Department said Wednesday, after a big 1.7% jump in March. Car sales dropped 1.1% last month and sales at electronics and appliance...
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Published on May 15, 2019 -  00:34
Americans Cut Back, Hurting Retail Sales
May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in April as households cut back on purchases of motor vehicles and a range of other goods, which could temper expectations for a sharp rebound in consumer spending after it slowed in the first quarter. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday retail sales slipped 0.2% last month.

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