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Karim writes:

Retail sales weaker than expected (especially in light of fact that May/June were peak months for consumer provisions in stimulus package)

  • 0.6% headline; 0.3% ex-autos; -0.2% ex-autos and gasoline


  • Headline up 1.8%; 0.5% core; driven by 3.4% gain in light truck prices; ex-vehicles, core unch
  • Intermediate stage (1.9%/0.4%) and crude (4.6%/2.6%) largely driven by energy prices that have since reversed