U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fall in April on autos

THE VALUE of overall U.S. sales declined 0.2%. in April. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE
THE VALUE of overall U.S. sales declined 0.2%. in April. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE
NEW YORK – United States retail sales unexpectedly declined in April for the second time in three months, weighed down by soft sales of autos and building materials and suggesting consumer spending will remain subdued this quarter. The value of overall sales declined 0.2% after a 1.7% increase the prior month that was the strongest…

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