Retail and food-services sales rise 0.7%

WASHINGTON – Retail and food services sales last month rose 0.7 percent to $371.6 billion, an increase of 3.8 percent from March 2006, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Census Bureau announced today. The increase was the biggest in three months, Bloomberg News observed. Sales for the January to March quarter increased 3.2 percent over the year-ago…

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