WRAPUP 2-Automobiles drive U.S. retail sales higher in March
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* Retail sales increase 0.6 percent in March
* Core retail sales rise 0.4 percent; February revised down
By Lucia Mutikani
WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales rebounded
in March after three straight monthly declines as households
boosted purchases of motor vehicles and other big-ticket items,
suggesting consumer spending was heading into the second quarter
with some momentum.
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