Morning briefing: World markets mostly fall
* Consumers in the 16-nation euro zone remained reluctant to spend. Retail sales were flat in June from the previous month as analysts had expected. Compared with a year earlier, June sales edged up 0.4 percent.
* Service sector growth in Britain slowed unexpectedly in July and employment declined, worrying economists that the country's economic recovery is cooling.
Ariana Eunjung Cha
August 4, 2010; 6:42 AM ET
Categories: *Morning briefing
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