Colder temperatures last month, combined with solid Black Friday sales and a favorable calendar shift, are expected to buoy November same-store sales figures, which come out today.
The gains might not be stellar, but many companies have issued positive guidance. Analysts are looking for November comps to show a gain of about 3 percent. Comps in September and October had increases of 1.6 and 1.9 percent, respectively.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"