Retail sales rose 1.6% in the week ended Jan. 26, following a 1.8% increase the week before, according to the weekly retail sales report released by Johnson Redbook Tuesday.

January was up 1.9% from January 2012 (relative to a target of a 2.3% gain). Month-over-month showed a 0.5% drop (relative to a target of a flat reading).

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