The market fell the most in over a month as investors assessed weak earnings from several US companies. Health care stocks were hardest hit.
The number of new foreclosure filings -- which includes default notices, auctions and bank repossessions -- dropped 15% to a total of 113,454 properties in November, according to RealtyTrac, an online marketer of foreclosed properties.
... slideshows. * Tokyo's Nikkei sheds 1.1 pct, down for third straight day. * U.S. stocks post biggest one-day drop in a month.
When Hilton Worldwide went private in a $26 billion deal with the Blackstone Group, it became one of the biggest companies ever to sell itself in a leveraged buyout.
WASHINGTON - Growing numbers of Americans are signing up for insurance through President Obama's health law, with more than 250,000 selecting a plan in November, according to a new government report.