Tweet this news: #MasterCard #SpendingPulse report shows May #retailsales up 4.4% y/y http://bit.ly/1btcfYV [Press Release]

PURCHASE, NY – (June 11, 2013) – U.S. retail sales (excluding auto) rallied in May to a 4.4 percent year-over-year increase, according to the latest SpendingPulse™ report, a macro-economic indicator that tracks national retail sales, released today by MasterCard Advisors. This is a positive boost compared to the lift seen in April and well above the average growth rate for Q1 2013 (which saw 2.6 percent year-over-year growth).

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