U.S. retail sales exceed estimates, with some signs of cooling

OVERALL U.S. RETAIL sale increased 0.3% in October. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE
OVERALL U.S. RETAIL sale increased 0.3% in October. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE
WASHINGTON – United States retail sales rose more than estimated in October on gains from auto dealers and gas stations, though declines in categories including clothing and furniture stores tempered the advance. The value of overall sales increased 0.3% after an unrevised 0.3% drop the prior month, Commerce Department figures showed Friday. The median estimate…

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