The rise was driven in part by a recovery in big-ticket purchases, with sales at households goods stores picking up 3.7% month-on-month.
The total volume of furniture and lighting retail sales for February also improved up from -8% to -4.4%, but remained behind last year's figure of a positive 11.8%.
On a monthly basis, food sales rose 0.1% on the month while sales in non-food stores rose 1.8%.
Letters: Repeal, don't replace, Obamacare
I encourage New Jerseyans to call their members of Congress and let them know how ACA repeal would hurt American families. Faso admits the Republican bill is not ideal but said it is a start to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
G20 fails to agree on free trade endorsement
During the talks with Mnuchin, Aso said free trade has contributed to global economic growth and protectionism should be resisted. Finance ministers reportedly attempted to draft new language that would satisfy the US on the question of bilateral trade.
"Although there are some warning signs for the retail industry - with sales made on smartphones falling month-on-month, for example - these are trends we've seen echoed in previous years".
United Kingdom retail sales in February proved much stronger than the market was expecting, sending sterling surging higher on Thursday.
"The latest United Kingdom retail sales figures will provide some reassurance that higher inflation has not brought growth in consumer spending to a halt", said Paul Hollingswoth of Capital Economics.
Chris Williamson, chief business economist for IHS Markit commented: "The consumer, which has provided the main engine of United Kingdom economic growth in recent years, is showing signs of running out of steam".
"With consumers now seemingly moderating their spending, the long anticipated slowdown in the economy looks set to materialise unless other sectors can make significantly increased contributions".
Have you snapped up any of the new controller designs? This controller goes for $70 and starts shipping worldwide on April 25. Now we're seeing another revision with the newly announced Xbox One Controller - Recon Tech Series.
This is necessary for eBay since Amazon can deliver an item within an hour and let you track packages to an exact spot on the map. EBay is the latest retailer to beef up its shipping options for customers, as speed is becoming a necessity for many these days.
Kennedy International Airport, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, as well Montreal and Detroit. Then, sometime this afternoon, Royal Jordanian deleted that tweet , further adding to the confusion.
Also launching on May 19 are the Alm and Celica amiibo figures, available only as a set at a suggested retail price of $24.99. Nintendo clearly thinks they're onto something here as the game has scored a Limited Edition that fans might dig.
He recovered so well that he came to the 18th realising he needed one more birdie to apply pressure on Leishman. But he got up and down, making a two-metre nerve-tester to save par, and moved to the par-four 18th.
EUROPEAN OPTIMISM: Stock markets across the Atlantic rose, with the French CAC 40 up 0.6% and Germany's DAX up 0.5%. Utility stocks in the S&P 500 index lost 1.1 percent, the biggest loss among the 11 sectors that make up the index.
Flake's resolution must pass a House vote and then receive the signature of President Trump-who could veto it, if he wanted to. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), ranking member of the Senate Communications Subcommittee, also hammered Republicans over the effort.
Vera writer Ann Cleeves said: "I have such fond memories of Colin Dexter". "This is a very sad day for us all". He also named his great detective after Sir Jeremy Morse , a long-standing friend and crossword compiler.
I have been out on track watching them and, next to the previous generation of cars, these are properly spectacular cars. The Finn has no doubts Mercedes will honour his equal status with Hamilton this season.
The Apple Pencil digital stylus was also introduced at the same time, enabling people to draw on the tablet more easily. The A9 chip that powers the Apple iPhone 6s will reportedly be found under the hood of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro sequel.
Only four of those companies were eligible to export to the EU. "The [agriculture] ministry has a huge job ahead of it", he said. Kitts does import poultry and pork products from particular areas of Brazil.
The good news? It's not single elimination like it was in 2013, and McIlroy still has two more matches to try to win his group. He just played a really solid round of golf and it's hard to beat that, especially when the wind is getting up.
Earlier in April 2016, the court had formed a three-member committee to probe the controversial tapes. Narada CEO Mathew Samuel said: "It is welcome. and a very fair decision by the Calcutta high court".
And immediately on the next day after earnings announcement, the stock inclined 0.86% and closed its trading session at $64.76. The Next Year EPS growth is 7.8%, Long term annual growth estimate of 6.33%, Annual EPS growth past 5 years of 3.7 percent.
A spike in refugee claims for the first two months of 2017 put Canada on track for the highest number since at least 2011. The handling of those attempting to cross into the country illegally, however, has been more fractious.
Her son was driven to the airport by a friend, according to TMZ , and Chris told the friend to take the auto home and park it. NY wrote that the mother of Aaron Anderson said her son drove DePaola's son, Chris , to the airport Thursday.
The army said the incident set off sirens in Jewish settlement communities in the Jordan Valley, part of the West Bank. Iranian-backed Hezbollah has been fighting inside Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad against the rebels.
It was a great chance and would prove a costly miss for the visitors as just past the half-hour mark and Tottenham won a penalty. Spurs have only once had a better overall record at this stage of a top-flight campaign - in their title-winning 1960-61 season.
The company is offering Dollars 250 million of common stock and USD 750 million of convertible senior notes due in 2022. Elon Musk meanwhile, the company's CEO, still holds a majority share of the company at about 21 percent.
So I thought it makes sense to see it as a real opportunity and not pushing some special pressure on it. "It's impossible. We cannot change this but we will be there and I'm more interested in the mood we go there in, what can we do there.
In response to this, Nintendo will be doubling production from next month onwards in an effort to catch up with strong demand. This would put it on a similar course to the Wii, Nintendo's best-selling console ever which sold over 100 million units .