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U.S. Consumers Spend Big in November

U.S. consumer spending posted its largest increase in five months in November, the latest suggestion of sustained strength in the economy as the year winds down.

Do U.S. Stocks Have Room to Rise?

The S&P 500 may have clocked up gains of more than 27 percent this year, but some analysts believe U.S. stocks still have more room to rise.

Will the Fed Finally Taper?

The taper question is certain to dominate markets again Tuesday, as the Federal Open Market Committee begins its two-day policy meeting.

Can Stocks Weather Grim Profit Outlooks?

U.S. companies are sounding the alarm on fourth-quarter earnings, lowering profit estimates just as the stock market is poised to end its best year since 1998.