Retail Sales in U.S. Decrease to End Weakest Year Since 2009

  • Sales excluding automobiles and gas were little changed
  • Unexpected decline in retail control group that feeds into GDP

U.S. Retail Sales Disappoint, Weakest Since 2009

Sales at U.S. retailers declined in December to wrap the weakest year since 2009, raising concern about the momentum in consumer spending heading into 2016.

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