Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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RETAIL SALES INCREASE

WASHINGTON -- Americans boosted their spending at retail businesses in July by the largest amount in five months, a surge that could help lift the economy out from its slump.

Retail sales rose 0.8 percent in July from June, the Commerce Department reported today. It was the largest increase since February and followed three months of declines, including a 0.7 percent drop in sales in June.

All major categories rose. Auto purchases increased 0.8 percent. Consumers also boosted their spending on furniture, electronics, building materials and sporting goods.

MOUNTAINTOP MINING APPEAL FILED

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Five groups say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency properly vetoed water-pollution permits for one of West Virginia's largest mountaintop removal mines. Now they want an appeals court to overturn the ruling of a federal judge who disagrees.

The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy and four other groups filed a brief in the U. …

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