The Week Ahead

RETAIL SALES

Wednesday, May 13, 8:30 a.m.EDT -- Retail sales probably increased by a modest 0.3% in April, according to the median forecast of economists surveyed by Standard & Poor's MMS, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies. Sales slipped 0.1% in March. Excluding motor vehicles, store buying likely advanced 0.4% last month, after rising 0.1% in March.

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