U.S. businesses stockpiled more goods in warehouses and on store shelves in November as sales improved slightly.
Economist expected the Index of Consumer Sentiment to hit 98.5, according to Thomson Reuters.
Economist had expected monthly job openings to be 5.56 million, according to Thomson Reuters.
The Commerce Department said on Tuesday wholesale inventories rose 1.0 percent after slipping 0.1 percent in October. That was the largest increase since November 2014.
Factory goods orders declined 2.4 percent, the Commerce Department said on Friday after an upwardly revised 2.8 percent increase in October.
Economic activity in the services sector grew in December for the 83rd consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management.
The Commerce Department said that construction spending increased 0.9 percent to $1.18 trillion, the highest level since April 2006.
Analysts had forecast a 0.4 percent increase in November.
Economists polled by Reuters expected the Consumer Confidence Index to hit 109 in December.
The Index of Consumer Sentiment hit 98.2 in December, the University of Michigan reported on Friday.
The Commerce Department said on Friday new home sales increased 5.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 units last month.
The Commerce Department said consumer spending rose 0.2 percent after an upwardly revised 0.4 percent increase in October.
October's sales pace was revised down to 5.57 million units from the previously reported 5.60 million units.
Rising yields in the United States could make it harder for Beijing to keep managing its tremendous debt problem.
Economists had expected the index to rise to 94.5, according to a Thomson Reuters consensus estimate.
The Commerce Department says that wholesale inventories fell 0.4 percent, the largest drop in eight months.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell from a five-month high last week, pointing to labor strength that underscores the economy's sustained momentum.
Duties on imports would hurt China, but they could hit many U.S. multinational corporations especially hard.
The bureau also said the number of hires and separations were little changed at 5.1 million and 4.9 million, respectively.
Banks should taper expectations for regulatory change from the Trump administration, the Goldman Sachs executive told CNBC's "Fast Money."