An employee pulls a forklift with display units for DVD movies at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location ahead of Black Friday in Los Angeles, California, on Nov. 24, 2014.
Shoppers among pedestrians in New York last week. A surge in consumer spending helped push the nation's economic growth rate to 3.9% last quarter.
5 The S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 4.9% in Sept. vs. a year earlier, the 10th straight month of decelerating growth since peaking at 13.7% in Nov. '13.
U.S. consumer confidence fell in November to its lowest level since June as optimism waned in the short-term outlook for business conditions and jobs, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.
High-end jeweler Tiffany & Co reported lower-than-expected third-quarter sales, but continued its recent strong showing as shares rose 2.5% to close at $107.60.