Can I get a job writing financial news? I too have a flair for the obvious:
Economists, apparently, do not. From the same story:
Retail sales were projected to rise 0.3 percent in March after an originally reported 0.1 percent decline the prior month, according to the median estimate of 73 economists in a Bloomberg News survey. Forecasts ranged from a decline of 0.2 percent to a gain of 1.2 percent.