Construction of new homes fell slightly in November, reflecting weakness in construction of single-family homes.
Manufacturing output recorded its largest increase in nine months in November as production expanded across the board, pointing to strength in the economy.
Consumer spending advanced at a brisk clip in November as lower gasoline prices gave the holiday shopping season a boost.
The Dow and S&P 500 closed a seventh straight weekly advance Friday as a better-than-expected jobs report indicated strong economic growth.
Employers hired at the strongest pace in nearly three years last month, adding 321,000 jobs, the latest sign the U.S. is besting other major economies.
Stocks rose Wednesday, with both the Dow and S&P 500 ending at records, as data pointed to improving conditions in the U.S. services sector.
Mounting signs of weakness in the global economy and a poor start to the holiday shopping season knocked the stock market lower Monday.
After a busy holiday weekend in shopping malls, millions of Americans are expected to log on and keep shopping on the day dubbed Cyber Monday.
Six new reports send mixed signals about the American economy. Business spending plans fell, but sales of new homes rose.
U.S. economic growth was far stronger than initially thought in the third quarter, pointing to strengthening fundamentals.
The average price of a gallon of gasoline dropped 10 cents in the past two weeks, hitting a four-year low, according to the latest Lundberg survey.
Manufacturing output rose in October, but a third straight month of declines in motor vehicle production suggested some slowdown in factory activity.
The stock market eked out another high on Tuesday, but the gains were slight as investors awaited more news regarding the strength of the economy.
Small-business optimism rose in October as more owners said they planned to invest in their companies and were having a harder time filling job openings.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Dow Jones industrial average both hit all-time highs on a day that was light on economic news and company releases.
U.S. job growth increased at a fairly brisk clip in October and the unemployment rate fell to a fresh six-year low of 5.8 percent.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, in the latest sign of a tightening labor market.
U.S. private employers added 230,000 jobs in October, exceeding economists' expectations, a report by payrolls processor ADP showed.
The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly widened in September as exports hit a five-month low, suggesting economic fourth-quarter growth could be undercut.
Manufacturing expanded far more briskly than expected in October, expanding at its fastest growth rate in more than 3 years, as new orders rebounded.
Consumer spending fell in September for the first time in eight months, suggesting the economy lost some momentum heading into the fourth quarter.
A robust pace of business spending likely buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter, a sign corporate chieftains have confidence in the recovery.