U.S. stocks edged higher after the federal government reported a strong uptick in homebuilding permits last month.
The Thanksgiving shopping trend is criticized by those who say it injects too much consumerism into a holiday meant for family and deprives workers of a day off.
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More than five years into the global financial crisis, the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank are both contemplating the drastic step of effectively charging financial institutions to park money in central banks.
Pending home sales continued to move lower in October in the face of limited inventory and decreased affordability, according to a national real estate group.
According to a survey for the National Retail Federation, about 28 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds who plan to shop Black Friday weekend sales will shop on Thanksgiving Day, taking advantage of the ever-earlier store openings this year. And they will be joined by nearly 40 percent of 25- to 34-year-old Black Friday shoppers.
The Dow Jones industrial average continued flying high on Friday, topping 16,000 for the second day in a row, while the Standard & Poor's 500 closed above 1,800 for the first time.
Six out of 10 small-business owners say raising the minimum wage would hurt small businesses, while about the same percentage also said they would not reduce workforce or benefits if an increase occurred, a survey finds.
U.S. job openings and overall hiring both rose in September, signaling improvement in the job market.
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Wall Street got a rise Thursday after the number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level since September, in a sign that the U.S. job market is recovering.
U.S. wholesale prices fell in October for the second month in a row, driven down once more by cheaper gasoline costs.
Members of the Federal Reserve agreed last month that they would likely reduce bond purchases in coming months if the job market improved further, though the minutes released Wednesday don't indicate when the reduction might begin.
Existing-home sales declined for the second month in a row in October, while tight inventory means continued double-digit gains in home prices, the National Association of Realtors said.
U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles in September by the largest amount in eight months while sales posted a modest gain.