US retail sales see strong growth
Retail sales in the US rose faster than expected in October, helped by strong car sales, figures have shown.
The data is the latest evidence that the US economy is growing strongly and adds to speculation that there could be an interest rate rise next month.
The Commerce Department said retail sales rose 0.8% in October from the month before, and were up 4.3% from a year earlier.
In addition, September's sales increase was revised up to 1.0% from 0.6%.
The combined sales rise over September and October was the largest two-month gain since early 2014.
The Commerce Department said there was... read more
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