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The U.S. economy likely added a solid number of jobs in November and personal spending probably matched the biggest increase in four months, according to economists polled by MarketWatch.
Shoppers feasted on discounts this season, but it means thinner profit margins for retailers from Wal-Mart to Neiman Marcus, a red flag for investors riding a sector rally all year.
Struggling with operating losses and declining sales, Sears Holdings Corp. will spin off its Lands' End clothing business.
The dollar rose on expectations strong U.S. jobs data would back the case for the Fed to begin tapering its bond-buying program.
Stock futures pushed higher after five days of losses for blue chips, and ahead of the monthly jobs report many believe will shed light of the Fed's taper timeline.
European stock markets opened slightly higher on Friday as investors readied for U.S. nonfarm payrolls due for release later.
Hong Kong stocks fell early Friday, with financials among decliners before the release of U.S. monthly jobs data likely to contribute to the Federal Reserve's near-term direction on monetary stimulus.
Japanese stocks darted out of small gains and losses early Friday, with investors watching the dollar as it traded back slightly below the 102-yen level.
Australian stocks gave ground in early Friday trading, with banks broadly lower after overnight losses in the U.S., where investors worried that better-than-expected data would prompt the Federal Reserve to roll back stimulus soon.
J.C. Penney Co. said late Thursday it's cooperating with a Securities and Exchange Commission inquiry into its liquidity, cash position and debt equity financing as well as its public offering announced on Sept. 26.
Lauding Nelson Mandela's fierce dignity, unbending will and courage, U.S. President Barack Obama paid tribute to the former South African president who died on Thursday.
Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid activist who became president of South Africa, died at the age of 95, the South African government announced Thursday.
U.S. stocks closed lower on Thursday, slapping both the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average with a fifth straight down day, as better-than-expected readings on employment and economic growth boosted bets that a stimulus reduction could come this month.
Apple Inc. remained the top U.S. smartphone manufacturer in the October quarter, while Google Inc.'s Android remained the dominant operating system in that market, comScore reported Thursday.
Coal stocks soared on Thursday, adding to their impressive rally so far in December.
Oil futures pared their gains by the close on Thursday but still scored their fifth session climb in a row as upbeat economic data lifted the outlook for energy demand and U.S. crude supplies fell for the first time in 11 weeks.
Gold futures settled lower Thursday, giving back much of what they gained in the previous session as a fall in U.S. jobless claims and growth in the economy at the fastest pace since early 2012 dulled the metal's investment appeal.
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Staying Put? Despite speculation on the future of Ford CEO Alan Mulally, a Ford director said Mulally isn't going anywhere for a while.
Crude gained for a fifth straight session as positive U.S. economic data hinted at a resurgence of demand for oil in the world's largest consumer.