U.S. retail sales rebounded in August, a sign Americans are able and eager to spend despite the Delta variant.

Sales at retailers and restaurants grew 0.7{960021229dc1dc07dce4932a9ddab0b26243ff9ca1f758a9c1fcae84a7a57436} last month, despite a big decline in car sales related to product shortages and shipping problems, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Sales had fallen 1.8{960021229dc1dc07dce4932a9ddab0b26243ff9ca1f758a9c1fcae84a7a57436} in July. Excluding cars, sales rose 1.8{960021229dc1dc07dce4932a9ddab0b26243ff9ca1f758a9c1fcae84a7a57436} last month.


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