Retailers Macy’s Inc (M) and Kohl’s Corp (KSS) highlight today’s quarterly earnings results. Rival retailers Nordstrom Inc (JWN) and Dillard’s Inc (DDS) will report after the closing bell, keeping eyes on online sales expansion.
Barclays Plc (BCS) rose 5.5% to $8.47 in five days to August 10 after the U.K.-based banker is upbeat on capital outlook and the European Union financial services market.
The index of small business optimism has risen four sequential months. The economy goes stronger when small to medium-size companies are growing with confidence during relatively low volatility.