Shares of retailers and other consumer companies rose after strong readings of November retail sales. Purchasing at online retailers, brick-and-mortar stores and restaurants rose 0.8% in November from the prior month, significantly above the 0.3% increase economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had expected. While online spending growth contributed to the gains, there were also bricks-and-mortar chains such as Walmart and Nordstrom, which clocked the largest year-over-year November sales increase in seven years.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
December 14, 2017 17:33 ET (22:33 GMT)