June 13, 2014 12:00 AM

SC business notebook: Retail sales rose in May

Retail sales rose 0.3 percent in May, helped by a jump in demand for autos, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The result follows a 0.5 percent climb in April, which was revised up from an initial estimate of 0.1 percent. March sales surged 1.5 percent – the biggest one-month gain in four years.

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