U.S. retail sales advance for fifth month, May revised up

UNITED STATES retail sales' overall value rose overall sales advanced 0.5 percent in June. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE
NEW YORK - United States retail sales rose for a fifth month in June and figures from May were revised upward amid gains at auto dealers and nonstore vendors, capping a quarter that probably saw consumer spending pick up after a tepid start to the year. The value of overall sales advanced 0.5 percent, matching economists’…

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