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.
James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco. More by James Niccolai.
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.