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A worrisome drop in retail sales

A drop in U.S. monthly retail sales to a decade low last December could be a sign of an economic slowdown, fellow John Diamond says. “It does make a recession in 2020 a little more likely.” Texas Standard: https://bit.ly/2T01KN8