Retail Sales Rose in October Ahead of Holiday Shopping
Even before consumers begin their holiday shopping in earnest, U.S. retail sales in October posted their biggest increase in seven months, though the lion's share of that gain was in auto sales.
Jobless Claims Rose for Second Week in a Row
Growing weekly jobless claims for the last two weeks in a row have underlined the weakness of the U.S. employment market.
New Home Sales for April Posted Surprisingly Strong 14.8% Increase vs. March
New single-family homes in April sold at a 504,000 unit annual rate, the highest since May 2008, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday, May 26.