U.S. retail sales rose 0.6% in June, better than decline seen

U.S. RETAIL SALES rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6% in June from the month before, the U.S. Commerce Department said Friday. / AP FILE PHOTO/CHARLES KRUPA
Americans spent more last month on clothing, electronics and dining out as the economy opened up and pandemic-related restrictions were lifted. Retail sales rose a seasonal adjusted 0.6% in June from the month before, the U.S. Commerce Department said Friday. The increase was a surprise to Wall Street analysts, who had expected sales to fall…

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