Wall Street is bracing for a trifecta of potentially market-moving events this week that could determine the near-term fate of the stock market, which has been flirting with fresh bull market highs.
General Motors signalled Thursday that it plans
to repay another 2 billion dollars in debts owed to the US government
as the largest US carmaker continues to emerge from the burden of
last year's bankruptcy.
U.S. construction outlays rose 0.5 percent in September with gains in spending on residential projects, the U.S. Commerce Department said Monday.
U.S. manufacturing expanded in October for the 15th consecutive month, the Institute for Supply Management said Monday.
It was an American icon: The Pontiac, for much of its life an automobile one up from Chevrolet and one down from Oldsmobile and Buick, a fine family car that also came in coupe form, became some of General Motors' hottest offerings in its GTO and TransAm forms of the 1960s and '70s.
Samsung Electronics Co said Friday that strong demand for memory chips and handsets pushed net profits to $3.96 billion in the third quarter.
Hispanics are increasingly concerned about a backlash against them, even as they are split over the effects of illegal immigration on the country.