Consumer Shares Fall, Led by Consumer Discretionary Stocks — Consumer Roundup

Shares of retailers and other consumer companies fell as consumer discretionary stocks led decliners.

Data showed the U.S. economy added 528,000 jobs in July, far exceeding the consensus estimate of 258,000 as the unemployment rate dropped to 3.5% from 3.6%. is buying Roomba maker iRobot for $1.7 billion, including debt, as the online retailer adds another connected-home product to its portfolio. Amazon said it is paying $61 a share for iRobot in an…

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