WASHINGTON — Retail sales were lackluster across the board last month, although sales showed some strength on a year-over-year basis, according to the Commerce Department’s report released Friday.
Retail sales at clothing and accessories stores fell 0.9 percent to $14.34 billion in September against August on a seasonally adjusted basis, but sales were up 7.3 percent when compared to September 2001. At general merchandise stores, sales last month dipped 0.1 percent to $38.31 billion for the month and gained 5.5 percent from year-ago reports.
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