Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke’s support for another fiscal stimulus package buoyed investors Monday, but retail issues lagged the broader market as the plight of everyday shoppers, especially those with already tenuous access to credit, came into sharper relief.
Shares in the Standard & Poor’s Retail Index rose 1.7 percent, or 4.73 points, to 282.60. Although the third straight day of gains, the finish was 39.4 percent below the index’s 52-week high, reached last October.
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