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Retail Sales Slide in February
Retail sales dropped 0.6 percent last month following on the heels of a 0.8 percent decline in January. Much of the decline could be attributed to harsh winter weather that moved into much of the country during the second half of February.
The three-month slide was the first time since 2012 that retail sales have dropped three consecutive months.
Retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services remained unchanged from January.