The Week Ahead: Retail Sales

Tuesday, June 14, 8:30 a.m.

Retail sales probably were unchanged in May, after falling 0.8% in April, according to the median forecast of economists surveyed by MMS International, a division of McGraw-Hill Inc. The disappointing performance is suggested by the drop in motor-vehicle sales last month and the decline in sales at department and chain stores calculated by the Johnson Redbook Report.

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