U.S. Retail Sales Rose

By Sharon Nunn and Eric MorathFeaturesDow Jones Newswires

Spending at stores, online-shopping websites and restaurants rose 0.8% in November from the prior month, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had expected a 0.3% increase in November. Retail sales increased 5.8% from November 2016.

The Commerce Department's retail sales report can be found at http://www.census.gov/retail/marts/www/marts_current.pdf.

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December 14, 2017 08:47 ET (13:47 GMT)