Retail Sales Rise in June

Washington, DC, July 15, 2014 -- Retail sales rose in June despite slower auto sales, according to the Commerce Department.

The government said retail sales rose 0.2% last month after a 0.5% increase in May.

Core sales, which eliminate automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services, increased 0.6% in June.

Auto sales fell 0.3% last month.