Feb retail sales -0.1% (-0.2% expected) and same for ex vehics. Surprisingly large downward revision for Jan, to -0.4% from +0.2%; Feb 'core' was +0.1 (ex auto, bldg materials and gas) after Jan's -0.1%. Feb mtr vehics -0.2%, building materials +1.6%, gas stations -4.4%, food services -0.2%, dept stores -0.4%. Sales flat ex autos, building materials, gas and food services. Overall sales y/y +3.1%.