Not only did the July numbers comfortably beat expectations but the June numbers were also revised higher, providing an additional boost for dollar bulls.
The strong auto sales came despite industry reports which showed vehicle and truck sales fell six per cent from July 2016. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a 0.4% increase.
The US dollar got a boost on Tuesday after data showed retail sales in the US held up well in July, while a measure of business activity among NY state's manufacturers rose at its fastest pace in three years.
Auto sales helped drive the mid-summer upswing after sagging for much of the year, posting the biggest gain since December last year.
Nunes said the June 12Valentine's Day celebrations also stoked retail sales.
Excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services, retail sales surged 0.6 per cent last month after an upwardly revised 0.1 per cent gain in June.
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The June level of retail sales is 4.2% higher than the same time a year earlier.
Department stores, a sub-category of general merchandise stores, and sporting goods, hobby, books and music stores repeated as the only two categories in negative territory.
The saving rate has dropped to 3.8 per cent in the second quarter of this year from a rate of 6.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2015.
The report "shows households still had plenty of buying power as the third quarter got under way in July", MarketWatch said, noting that "Steady hiring, the lowest unemployment rate in 16 years and gently rising incomes have all buoyed spending in 2017, keeping the economy on a modest growth path more than eight years after an expansion took hold".
Excluding sales of autos and parts, sales rose by 0.5% on the month to hit $378.8bn (consensus: 0.4%). There were also strong gains in sales at furniture stores, hardware stores and restaurants.
However, cheap gasoline and falling sales of electronics and clothing items still weighed on sales last month.
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British charity Street Child has launched emergency flood relief appeal to support thousands of people affected by the mudslides. Vice President Victor Foh told Reuters at the scene: "It is likely that hundreds are lying dead underneath the rubble".
The Chinese announcement comes days after an increasingly aggressive rhetoric between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. An administration official contended that the possible investigation was unrelated to the showdown with North Korea.
Round the back, it seems we can expect to see a dual camera setup , complete with the Leica branding Huawei has become known for. How much will the Huawei Mate 10 cost? Some believe, the Mate 10 will feature 3D sensing dual-camera for augmented reality.
Energy sector sanctions , which could cripple Venezuela's already ailing economy, are still being considered, USA officials said. The 545 elected members, all Maduro supporters, will draft a new Constitution.
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Mr Fields, 20, has been charged with one count of second-degree murder , three counts of malicious wounding, and a hit and run. At least 19 of those victims are believed to be injured in the auto crash, according to the New York Times .
He played in just half of the games of the season, racking up just 28 receptions for 430 yards and two touchdowns scored. WR comparison for the last three years between Matthews and Watkins, both part of the class of 2014.
At this stage, Kylie's cosmetics line includes highlighter/blush, eyeshadows and, of course, her iconic "lip kits". The star has since gone ahead to dispatch her own particular beauty care products line.
'Multiple killed' by fallen tree at Portuguese festival
Portugal's prime minister, Antonio Costa, tweeted: "I express my condolences to the victims of the accident in Madeira ". Ramos says seven of the 52 people hurt in in the accident near the island capital of Funchal had serious injuries.
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We'll have to wait and see whether Google comes up with anything more innovative by the time the Pixel 2 is ready to be announced. Android 8.0 will bring also bring support for Bluetooth 5.0 technologies, which is now rumoured to hit HTC's U11 smartphones.
Tropical Storm Gert forms in Atlantic near Bermuda
The track of the storm takes it between Hatteras and Bermuda on Tuesday, keeping it off the Carolina coastline by approx. A turn toward the north is forecast to occur Sunday night, followed by a turn to the north-northeast on Monday.
China protests U.S. 'freedom of navigation'
McCain sailed close to the Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, where China has a territorial dispute with its neighbours. Geng said, "China has the firm determination to safeguard its territorial sovereignty and maritime interests".
Rail collision kills at least 36 in Egypt's Alexandria
The stationary train had just arrived from Port Said, a Mediterranean city on the northern tip of the Suez Canal, when it was hit. By nightfall, cranes aided by floodlights began to remove the wreckage off the tracks to allow rail traffic to resume.
Venezuela's Constituent Assembly to Debate Economic Measures
The team said violations included "house raids, torture and ill-treatment of those detained in connection with the protests". The Opposition and his critics, however, view it as a way to wield more authoritative power over the administration.
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