U.S. retail sales rise 0.3 percent
Topics: U.S. RETAIL SALE
Retail sales in the U.S. increased in line with economist estimates in the month of January, according to a report released by the Commerce Department today.
Economists had expected retail sales to climb 0.3 percent, matching the increase originally reported for the previous month.
Excluding sales by motor vehicles and parts dealers, retail sales still rose 0.3 percent in January. ■