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Retail sales post biggest gain in 1 ½ years, point to rebounding economy

Jeffry Bartash
Retail sales post biggest gain in 1 ½ years, point to rebounding economy

Sales at U.S. retailers surged in March by the most in a year and a half, the latest in a string of reports suggesting the economy is firming up after a soft spell of growth earlier in the year. Retail sales soared 1.6% last month.