Shares of retailers and other consumer-services companies were flat as traders hedged their bets ahead of earnings reports from some major retailers next week. Japanese auto giants Toyota and Mazda said they would buy $455 million stakes in one another and team up on a $1.6 billion U.S. factory. Athletic clothing maker Under Armour won a trademark lawsuit in China, marking the latest victory in the battle between western brands and Chinese companies seeking to capitalize on their better-known counterparts.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
August 04, 2017 16:32 ET (20:32 GMT)