U.S. core retail sales 0.7% vs. 0.5% forecast
U.S. core retail sales rose more-than-expected last month, official data showed on Monday.

In a report, Census Bureau said that U.S. core retail sales rose to a seasonally adjusted 0.7%, from 0.3% in the preceding month.

Analysts had expected U.S. core retail sales to rise 0.5% last month.