NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The consumer discretionary sector includes companies that offer goods and services like TV services, dining out, online purchases and home-improvement products that people buy only if they can afford them.This morning we learned that retail sales in July were stronger than expected with a gain of 0.8%. Excluding autos, retail sales rose 0.8%, and, excluding autos and gasoline, they rose 0.9%, also better than expected. This will likely give consumer discretionary stocks a boost in today's trading.
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