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GOOD JAN. RETAIL SALES, ON-LINE SALES KEEP RUNNING

|Includes:VanEck Vectors Retail ETF (RTH)

 Total retail sales remain below their 2-year average. Sales of automobiles and building materials are particularly weak. Sales of Department Store Type Merchandise rose a strong 0.8% in January and post a 6% annualized gain in the last 3 months.

Non-store retailers continue to gain market share at a spectacular rate with January sales up 1.6% MoM and 11.1% YoY. DSTM-stores sales are up 1.1% YoY in January.

See charts at http://www.news-to-use.com/2010/02/good-january-us-retail-sales.html



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