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KBRA Releases Research ? Retail Sales Decline and Inflation Eases as Fed Funds Rate Reaches 5%

KBRA releases research examining March 2023 retail sales. This month's report discusses declining retail sales in each of the last two months as headline inflation has eased and the Federal Reserve's rate tightening cycle has progressed. The report also discusses observations from the Fed's April 19 Beige Book that may suggest a softening economy.

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