By and  on November 2, 2012

U.S. retail stocks rose modestly today as October job gains topped expectations, but weakness in the energy and commodity sectors pulled down the broader market.

The S&P Retailing Industry Group was up 0.2 percent, or 1.05 points, to 680.91 as markets settled. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.1 percent, or 139.46 points, to 13,093.16.

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