U.S. retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 1.1% in September, as spending rose for every segment except department stores, the U.S. Department of Commerce Department reported today. Excluding autos, which can have an outsized impact on the report, retail sales rose 1.1%. The details of the report showed broad strength across retailers, with sales of motor vehicles and parts up 1.3%. Other categories were also strong, with sales at electronics retailers up 4.5%, while sales at food and beverage stores rose 1.2%.
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