U.S. Retail Sales Rise by Most in Five Months

March 13 (Bloomberg) -- Sales at U.S. retailers rose in February by the most in five months as an improved job market and stronger household finances cushioned the effect of higher payroll taxes. The 1.1 percent advance was more than forecast and followed a revised 0.2 percent gain in January, Commerce Department figures showed today in Washington. Betty Liu and Michael McKee report on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)

What Corporate Earnings Say About Health of U.S. Economy
02:18 - Kevin Nicholson, RiverFront Investment Group's chief market strategist, discusses corporate earnings and what they suggest about the state of the U.S. economy. He speaks with Bloomberg's Matt Miller and Yvonne Man on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
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