Oklahoma's annual sales tax holiday on back-to-school clothing and shoes is expected to boost business for retailers beginning on Friday as thousands of students prepare to return to the classroom.
Shares of some top specialty retail companies were mixed at the close of trading: Autozone Inc. fell $4.81 or .9 percent, to $517.03.
Shares of some top specialty retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Autozone Inc. fell $1.10 or .2 percent, to $520.74.
Texas retail gas prices have fallen 4 cents this week due to high output from American refineries, balancing any potential fallout from world crises.
Shares of some top specialty retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Autozone Inc. fell $.59 or .1 percent, to $521.25.
Shares of some top department store retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Kohl's Corp. rose $.22 or .4 percent, to $53.78.
Shares of some top big-box retail companies are down at 10 a.m.: Costco Wholesale Corp. fell $.66 or .6 percent, to $117.52.
Target has hired Pepsi executive Brian Cornell as its new chairman and CEO as it looks to recover from a huge data breach and troubles in Canada.
German beer sales rose by 4.4 percent in the year's first half, gaining froth from the beginning of the country's run to the soccer World Cup title.
Shares of some top department store retail companies were up at the close of trading: Kohl's Corp. rose $1.62 or 3.1 percent, to $53.56.