Retail stocks fell 3.6 percent on Monday as analysts predicted comparable-stores sales for October would fall short of even September’s dismal performance.
The Standard & Poor’s Retail Index slid 10.88 points to 289.72. The markets overall sagged only modestly in the run-up to the presidential election today and the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped just 0.1 percent, or 5.18 points, to 9,319.83.
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?"