Photo: Tony Dejak, AP In this Friday, March 28, 2014 photo, Lou Severino moves dirt with a Caterpillar dozer around a home under construction in Pepper Pike, Ohio.
Jobless claims ticked up in the Oct. 18 week, but from a 14-year low that was likely tough to match. The 283,000 initial claims still beat expectations by 2,000.
Photo: Wilfredo Lee, AP FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2014 file photo, a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4WD LTZ Crew Cab pickup truck is on display at Miami Lakes AutoMall in Miami Lakes, Fla.
FILE - In this April 23, 2013 file photo, a United Airlines jet departs Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. United Continental Holdings Inc. reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.
The index of U.S. leading indicators accelerated in September, signaling the world's largest economy will keep expanding into 2015.