Retail stocks gained ground at the close on Wall Street today, fighting back from a midday decline that came on the heels of a weaker-than-expected take on consumer confidence.
The preliminary January reading of the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan’s index of consumer sentiment showed a decline to 71.3 from 72.9 the month before. Economists expected the gauge of sentiment to rise to 74.
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?"