Shares of retailers and other consumer-services companies ticked up amid optimism on the spending outlook.
A meeting with purveyors of beauty products such as Ulta Beauty suggested that the category was holding up better than most against the incursion of e-commerce competition, according to one brokerage.
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Delta Air Lines posted a decline in quarterly profit, partly related to hurricane disruption, and said the revenue environment was improving.
-Rob Curran, firstname.lastname@example.org
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
October 11, 2017 16:37 ET (20:37 GMT)