Retail sales stalled in April as Americans ventured out more to bars and restaurants but spent less on things such as clothes or sporting goods.

Data from the Commerce Department on Friday showed retail sales were flat in April from a month earlier.

That’s less than the 1% economists had forecast, but the number is still strong given the high level of spending seen in March, which was revised up to show a 10.7% surge in spending compared with the 9.8% increase initially announced.

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