The stock market fell on Thursday to its lowest level in a month as investors worried that the end may be near for the Federal Reserve's support for the economy.
Christopher Nassetta, chief of Hilton, joined traders at the New York Stock Exchange. Brendan McDermid/Reuters Christopher Nassetta, chief of Hilton, joined traders at the New York Stock Exchange.
Asian stocks fell to a three-month low and regional currencies weakened after stronger-than-expected U.S. retail sales spurred speculation the Federal Reserve will reduce stimulus next week.
Bernard Madoff's ex-finance chief lied every day for 30 years and didn't tell the truth even when pleading guilty to aiding the con man's fraud, a defense lawyer said in the trial of five of the witness's former colleagues.
With holiday spending on clothes and toys off to a chilly start, worried retailers are plying shoppers with an early gift: Black Friday-style bargains extended into the first weeks of December.