Applications for unemployment benefits fell more than forecast last week as claims moved closer to a four-decade low that shows a resilient labor market.
WASHINGTON U.S. consumer spending barely rose in October as households took advantage of rising incomes to boost savings to their highest level in nearly three years, pointing to moderate economic growth in the fourth quarter.
The euro declined to its lowest level since April against the dollar as speculation mounted that the European Central Bank is prepared to provide more monetary stimulus next week to revive inflation.
WASHINGTON—Orders for long-lasting goods rose in October, a gain that represents a big jump in the volatile aircraft category and a modest pickup elsewhere.
BERLIN Nov 24 German business morale unexpectedly improved in November, a survey showed on Tuesday, suggesting company executives in Europe's largest economy are more upbeat despite weaker export prospects in emerging markets.