U.S. retail sales rise in Jan., stabilizing after a slump

OVERALL U.S. RETAIL SALES increased 0.2 percent in January after a 1.6 percent decrease prior month. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS
OVERALL U.S. RETAIL SALES increased 0.2 percent in January after a 1.6 percent decrease prior month. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS
NEW YORK - United States retail sales stabilized in January after a plunge the prior month that was larger than first reported, indicating consumers may still be able to help support growth after a dismal end to 2018. The value of overall sales rose 0.2 percent after a 1.6 percent decrease prior month, Commerce Department…

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