Skip to comments.Retail sales rise 0.3 percent in February
Posted on 03/13/2002 4:55:03 AM PST by OldeconomybuyerEdited on 04/13/2004 2:39:55 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Shoppers, after being tightfisted in January, opened their wallets and pocketbooks in February, pushing sales at the nation's retailers up by 0.3 percent.
The advance -- the largest in four months -- came after Americans trimmed their spending by 0.3 percent in January, reflecting in large part a drop in spending on cars and trucks as free-financing offers waned, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.
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