WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retail sales rose less than expected in June, the latest sign of a slowdown in economic growth that offers a cautionary note to the Federal Reserve as it mulls scaling back its monetary stimulus. Full story
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Pedestrians carry shopping bags as they walk along Market Street on April 26, 2013 in San Francisco, California.