As 2013 draws almost to a close, most major global indices ended their trading sessions on a down note. One exception was the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the U.S., which rose nearly 0.2 percent to 16,504.29. The S&P Retailing Industry Group followed the trend of Europe’s majors indices, dipping slightly by 0.01 percent to 934.07.
Among the top gainers in the U.S. were Express Inc., up 3.7 percent to $18.87; Sears Holdings Corp., which rose 3.3 percent to $47.70, and The Wet Seal Inc., which gained 2.7 percent to $2.64. Christopher & Banks Corp. was the top loser on the retail front, down 2.6 percent to $8.64.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)