MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish consumer prices dropped for the fifth month running in November, adding pressure on stubbornly low inflation in the euro zone as a whole.
The nation's economic output grew at an even faster rate during July, August and September than the government initially estimated, giving the economy its strongest six-month performance in more than a decade.
Oil slid to a four-year low amid concern OPEC won't agree to cut output at today's meeting while gold fell. European stocks traded near a two-month high before a speech by central bank chief Mario Draghi, and the yen gained a third day.
U.S. stocks rose, with benchmark indexes closing at all-time highs, amid optimism the economy is showing sufficient strength to weather a slowdown overseas.
It's Thanksgiving, so you know what that means. Tomorrow is Black Friday and that's when all of the shopping fun (madness) begins.