The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits decreased last week, a healthily signal for the labor market. Initial jobless claims, a proxy for layoffs across the U.S.
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 fell below a key level against the strengthening dollar, underlining the market's growing expectation that the world's two big central banks are heading in opposite monetary policy directions.
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.
NEW YORK Millions of Americans embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels on Wednesday, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris attacks.