Shares of retailers and other consumer-services companies rose amid optimism on consumer spending. Companies involved in the e-commerce boom, including warehouse operators, parcel carriers and other transportation firms, hired workers at a rapid pace last month as they prepare for a holiday spending spree, as reported earlier. Shares of JCPenney gained back a chunk of their recent losses.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
November 06, 2017 16:19 ET (21:19 GMT)