Retail shares scored the slightest of gains today, ending a strong week on a nominally positive note.
In the final minutes of trading, the S&P 500 Retailing Industry Group rose to 888.05, just 0.09 points, or 0.01 percent, after spending nearly the entire day in negative territory. The miniscule advance essentially preserved the gain for the week at 1.5 percent, trimming the index’s decline for the year to 5.5 percent.
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?"