U.S. retail sales rebound in October

WASHINGTON ― U.S. retail sales logged their biggest increase in five months, according to the latest U.S. Commerce Department data. Sales edged up by 0.8% after a 0.1% slip in September, as several areas in the South Atlantic region contended with Hurricane Florence. August and September had marked the first back-to-back declines in five years. Gasoline and automotive categories drove the growth in October.