Last month's pick-up in core retail sales did little to change expectations of a sharp slowdown in consumer spending in the first quarter. "People were so built up on the economy and tax cuts, but our view is that it's more steady than acceleration".
Economic growth estimates for the January-March quarter are running below a 2 percent rate.
Clothing and clothing accessory stores were up 6.1% year-over-year but down 0.8% from February seasonally adjusted.
The modest increase in ex-auto sales partly reflected a 1.4 percent spike in sales by health and personal care stores. Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores was the only other sector to post a year-over-year sales decline in March - down 3.3%. Bars and restaurants gained 0.4 per cent.
James Harrison announces his retirement
Many thanks to my family, coaches, the fans, and everyone who played a role in my football life", Harrison wrote on Instagram. Whether you still look at Harrison as a bigger villain than Le'Veon Bell, you have to acknowledge his time in Pittsburgh.
Former Eagles CB Daryl Worley charged with six offenses
Records show that Worley posted a portion of his $25,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 1. Philadelphia did not absorb a financial penalty by cutting Worley and saved $670,000 against the salary cap.
Broncos to release CJ Anderson
Anderson had been on the roster bubble for a while, and many expected the Broncos to release him earlier this offseason. The Denver Broncos are releasing the sixth-year running back, per The Athletic's Nicki Jhabvala .
A Star Wars Story'
We'll learn once and for all if Solo: A Star Wars Story is, in fact, the Star Wars movie we're looking for when it debuts May 25. As expected, a lot of this new TV spot is focused on Han's relationship with Chewbacca, who is played by Joonas Suotamo .
India's wholesale inflation in March stood at 2.47%
This is different from the consumer price index-based inflation, which reflects price changes in the retail market. According to the Commerce Ministry data, the WPI inflation in March 2017 was more than double at 5.11 per cent.