Retail sales fell 0.3% in October, while excluding autos sales were unchanged in the month the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.

September sales data were revised to show a 1.3% increase and a 1.2% rise excluding autos, both originally reported as 1.1% gains.

Economists polled by Thomson Reuters predicted a 0.2% decline in sales but a 0.2% increase in sales excluding autos.

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