UPDATE 1-Canada retail sales rise more than expected in March on autos

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(Adds details from report) OTTAWA, May 19 (Reuters) - Canadian retail sales rose more than expected in March, driven by increased purchases at new and used cars dealers, as well as electronics and appliance stores, data from Statistics Canada showed on Friday. Sales were up 0.7 percent, exceeding economists' forecasts for a gain of 0.4 percent, while February's sales were revised to show a decline of 0.4 percent, less than the initially reported 0.6 percent ...

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