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Weak US Retail Sales Highlight Risks to Economic Outlook

U.S. retail sales fell less than expected in February, but a sharp downward revision to January's sales could reignite concerns about the economy's growth prospects. Tuesday's weak report from the Commerce Department bucked the trend of recent labor market data that had suggested the economy remained on solid ground despite some concerns that a recession was looming. Retail sales dipped 0.1 percent last month as automobile purchases fell and cheaper gasoline undercut...

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