1 of 2. A bucket is lifted by scaffolding workers at the Washington Monument (R) at sunrise in Washington March 15, 2013. The U.S.
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.
Crude oil dropped a third day, sinking to the lowest level since 2010 on concern OPEC members may fail to agree on cuts to output when they meet in Austria this week.
Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) said its profit fell 5.9% for the October quarter on another period of lower revenue as the computer maker continues to show the frailties that prompted its plan to split in two.
Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi gestures as he arrives at his hotel ahead of an OPEC meeting in Vienna November 24, 2014. Al-Naimi said he did not expect OPEC's Thursday meeting to be difficult.