US retail sales drop in Feb

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%.
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