Retail Sales Jump 0.7%; Ex-Autos Climbs 0.2%

Ackerman, Andrew
January 2006
Bond Buyer;1/17/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 32299, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on the sales incurred by retailers in December 2005 in the U.S. The overall 0.7 percent rise was below a 0.8 percent rise projected by IFR BondData America's poll of economists. Sales of motor vehicles and parts dealers fueled the overall rise. They increased 2.6 percent following a revised 0.8 percent rise in November.


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