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Retail sales fell unexpectedly for the third straight month in February, according to the Commerce Department. February brought plunging temperatures and record snowfall to much of the US, and such conditions can be a particular drag on big-ticket retail purchases like cars and furniture.
Jobless claims filed by US workers fell more than expected last week, offering fresh evidence that the labor market is gathering steam. Jobless claims fell 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 283,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.