U.S. retail sales miss forecasts as restaurant receipts drop

UNITED STATES retail sales rose 0.1 percent in September. / BLOOMBERG NEWS /MICHAEL NAGLE
UNITED STATES retail sales rose 0.1 percent in September. / BLOOMBERG NEWS /MICHAEL NAGLE
NEW YORK - United States retail sales rose less than forecast in September, as a broad-based increase was overshadowed by a drop in restaurant receipts that may reflect the impact of Hurricane Florence. The value of overall sales rose 0.1 percent for a second month, compared with the median forecast of economists for a 0.6 percent…
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