By Joshua Jamerson

The Weekly Retail Chain Store Sales Index edged up 0.3% in the week ended Saturday from the previous week on a seasonally adjusted, comparable-store basis, according to data compiled by Goldman Sachs and Retail Economist LLC.

Year-over-year, sales rose 1.5%.

Michael Niemira, chief economist of Retail Economist, said "lingering retail spending weakness" in the latest week may have been due to higher box office attendance.

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

November 15, 2016 07:55 ET (12:55 GMT)

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