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Retail Sales Leap By Nearly 18%; Powell Begins Testimony To Congress

Retail sales beat economists predictions by more than double, rising nearly 18% in May after falling 15% in April. Meanwhile, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is testifying Tuesday and Wednesday before Congress.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks to  Roben Farzad, host of Public Radio’s  Full Disclosure at member station VPM.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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