U.S. retail sales jump more than forecast in broad advance

UNITED STATES RETAIL SALES rose 0.8 perent in November, ahead of estimates. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ARIANA LINDQUIST
UNITED STATES OVERALL RETAIL AND FOOD SERVICES sales have risen 5.8 percent year over year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ARIANA LINDQUIST
NEW YORK - United States retail sales rose more than forecast in November and the previous month was revised higher, indicating a broad strengthening of consumer demand as the holiday shopping season got under way, according to Commerce Department figures released Thursday. Highlights of retail sales (November) Overall sales increased 5.8 percent year over year.…

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