Minus cars, October showed uptick
November 15, 2005,
WASHINGTON -- Hit by slumping car sales, U.S. retail sales dipped 0.1 percent during October to a seasonally adjusted $351.6 billion, the Commerce Department reported today.
Doing all of the damage, car sales fell 4.1 percent, offsetting gains at other retail segments. Furniture and home furnishings stores reported an increase of 0.7 percent.
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