WASHINGTON — Retail sales ticked up 0.1% to $419 billion in April after falling a revised 0.5% in March, originally reported as a 0.4% dip, the Commerce Department reported Monday.

April sales were stronger than the expectations of economists polled by Thomson Reuters, who expected the figure to slide 0.3%. On a year over year unadjusted basis, retail sales were up 3.7%.

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