Retail Sales Rise; Electronics Rise 0.1 Percent

U.S. retail sales rose 0.2 percent in June, according to Commerce Department statistics, as cited by Reuters. Sales excluding exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants rose 0.5 percent.

The electronics and appliance categories posted a 0.1 percent gain over the previous month and 0.8 percent year-over-year, according to National Retail Federation figures.

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