The rate of growth in the U.S. retail athletic apparel market is surging, even as Americans' rate of participating in most sports is in decline. For instance, the demand for yoga gear is outpacing growth of the sport itself.
An estimated 14 million passengers will fly on U.S. carriers over the seven-day Labor Day travel period, up 2% from an estimated 13.8 million a year ago, according to Airlines for America, the industry's leading trade group.
Toyota's luxury brand Lexus will cut the price of spare parts by 26% in China, joining other foreign car makers in appeasing Chinese regulators amid an antitrust investigation into the country's automotive industry.
Estimates of corn yields from the Pro Farmer crop tour mostly have exceeded U.S. Agriculture Department estimates, adding pressure to corn prices. Also, much of the nation's soybean crop is in good health.