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U.S. Retail Sales Rebounded Sharply in January

Posted on AllSides February 15th, 2023
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Economy and Jobs, Retails Sales
JORDANA BERMUDEZ/BLOOMBERG NEWS

U.S. retail sales jumped 3% in January as consumers broadly boosted spending on vehicles, furniture, clothing and dining out, adding to signs that economic growth picked up at the start of the year.

Last month’s seasonally adjusted spending increase was the biggest since March 2021 and followed two months of declines at the end of last year, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

Job growth surged and high inflation cooled slightly in January after rising prices, increased borrowing costs and uncertainty about the economy caused households to pull back on spending late last year.

The unexpectedly strong...

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