Shares of retailers and other consumer-services companies ticked up after a relatively strong report from the housing market.
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes rose 1.1% in May from the prior month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.62 million, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday.
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Distillery Diageo has agreed to buy upscale tequila brand Casamigos, co-founded by actor George Clooney, for $700 million, as it seeks to capitalize on the growing popularity of the Mexican spirit.
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June 21, 2017 18:11 ET (22:11 GMT)