Retail stocks continued to fall today as investors kept a close watch on Washington, looking for signs that the political freeze that shut down the government would thaw before the nation hits the debt ceiling.
The S&P 500 Retailing Industry Group fell 0.5 percent, or 3.78 points, to 822.7 — adding to Tuesday’s 2 percent drop. The general market was slightly positive and the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.2 percent, or 26.45 points, to 14,802.98.
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?"