May 15 (UPI) -- Retail sales declined slightly in April, particularly at auto dealers and electronics stores, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday.
Overall, sales fell 0.2 percent in April compared to the previous month, the opposite of what economists predicted. Vehicle sales fell 1.1 percent as new car sales declined. Sales declined at electronic stores by 1.3 percent. Home improvement and garden stores had a 1.9 percent drop.