census bureau http://wwno.org en Retail Sales Dip For Third Straight Month, But Are Still Up From Year Earlier http://wwno.org/post/retail-sales-dip-third-straight-month-are-still-year-earlier The bad news: Retail sales fell 0.5 percent in June from May, <a href="http://www.census.gov/retail/marts/www/marts_current.pdf" target="_blank">the Census Bureau say</a>s. It's the third straight month that sales have been down from the month before.<p>But, Census adds that June sales were 3.8 percent above the pace of June 2011. And, "sales for the April through June 2012 period were up 4.7 percent ... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:41:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 15831 at http://wwno.org