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U.K. Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall as Food, Furniture Drop

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U.K. retail sales unexpectedly declined in June on a wide range of goods including food, furniture, sporting equipment and jewelry.

The volume of sales including auto fuel fell 0.2 percent from May, the Office for National Statistics said in London on Thursday. Economists forecast a 0.4 percent increase, according to a Bloomberg survey.