By and  on October 25, 2013

Retail stocks took a decisive step up on Wall Street today, setting another new high as Amazon.com Inc. soared on the strength of its revenue growth.


The S&P 500 Retailing Industry Group gained 1.5 percent, or 13.45 points, to 888.65 — another record close in what's been a strong run for retail. The sector outpaced the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which increased 0.4 percent, or 61.07 points, to 15,570.28.

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