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Sat Sep 14, 2013, 08:39 AM

4. US retail sales growth slower than expected in August

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24083813

US retail sales grew at a slower-than-expected rate in August, despite increased demand for high-priced, one-off items such as cars.

Sales were up by a seasonally adjusted 0.2%, as US consumers bought fewer items of clothing, sporting goods and building materials.

Economists had expected sales to rise by 0.4%.

Sales of cars rose by 0.9% last month according to the Commerce Department, having dropped 0.5% in July.

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