WASHINGTON — Retail sales growth during September was stronger than private sector expectations and signals a broadening economic recovery, the U.S. Department of Commerce here said Friday. Sales excluding automobiles improved by 0.4% vs. August figures and increased by 5.4% as compared to last September. Total retail sales for the year-to-date were up 6.3%, the agency said, with food retailers showing 2.3% sales growth vs. last year. “Retail sales have shown strong growth over the last ...

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