U.S. retail sales seen slowing this year as economy cools off

THE NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION expects U.S. retail sales growth to slow in 2019. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE
THE NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION expects U.S. retail sales growth to slow in 2019. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE
NEW YORK - Retail sales growth in the United States is expected to slow down in 2019 amid cooling economic conditions, according to the National Retail Federation, an industry trade group. Americans will boost retail spending by 3.8 percent to 4.4 percent this year, the NRF said. For comparison, preliminary estimates show that sales rose 4.6…

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