CORRECTED - UPDATE 1-Gas prices boost Canada June retail sales

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(Corrects first paragraph to clarify that sales rose 1.4 percent excluding auto sales only, not excluding auto and gasoline sales) (Adds detail) OTTAWA, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Soaring energy prices helped push up Canadian retail sales in June by 0.5 percent from May and by an unexpectedly steep 1.4 percent if auto sales are excluded, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday. Stripping out the price effects, sales actually fell 0.4 percent in volume terms in the month. Analysts surveyed by ...

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