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Hungry Consumers Help Push Up Retail Sales in May

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s advanced monthly sales announcement yesterday, estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for May were $444.9 billion, an increase of 1.2 percent (±0.5%) from the previous month, and 2.7 percent (±0.9%) above May 2014. Total sales for the March 2015 through May 2015 period were up 2.1 percent (±0.7%) from the same period a year ago.

The census data also revealed that during the last five… Read More