Sales at US retailers were little changed in July as Americans flocked to car dealers at the expense of other sectors.
The stalling of purchases followed a 0.8 per cent gain in June that was stronger than initially estimated, Commerce Department figures showed. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey called for a 0.4 per cent rise in July. Excluding cars, sales retreated 0.3 per cent, the most since the start of the year.
Improving car sales drained...
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