US retail sales drop keeps markets

US retail sales drop keeps markets in check
Associated Press

Women walk past an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo, Thursday, April 11, 2013. Asian stock markets powered higher Thursday after a U.S. communications company posted a surprise jump in earnings that led to big gains in technology stocks and new highs on Wall Street. Japan's Nikkei 225 jumped 1.2 percent to 13,549.16. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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