US retail sales were down 0.7 per cent in February seasonally adjusted from January but up 2.7 per cent unadjusted y-o-y due to delays and revisions related to government shutdown, said the National Retail Federation (NRF). Clothing and clothing accessory stores were down 0.5 per cent y-o-y and down 0.4 per cent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.