WASHINGTON — Retail apparel sales showed more weakness in June as consumers kept a lid on discretionary spending and stores marked down prices.
Sales at department stores fell a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent in June compared with May, and specialty store receipts were flat, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Compared with a year earlier, department store sales fell 9.4 percent to $15.44 billion and specialty store sales declined 6.2 percent to $17.36 billion.
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