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Industrial production fell as unseasonably warm weather caused a major drop in utilities output, offsetting gains in manufacturing and mining.
The majority of market watchers expect the Federal Reserve to stand pat on rates at the next meeting.
About 70 percent of the 85,000 H-1B visas granted in 2015 went to nationals from one country.
Economist expected job openings in December to hit 5.55 million, according to Thomson Reuters.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week.
The report showed a rise in corporate downsizing in the new year.
Economists expected the Consumer Confidence Index to hit 113 in January, according to Thomson Reuters.
Economists expected the index to hit 98.1 in January, according to Thomson Reuters.
U.S. businesses ramped up their investment in industrial machinery, semiconductors and other big-ticket items last month, boosting demand for factory goods.
The results suggest that the economy will grow at a moderate pace in the early months of 2017, The Conference Board said.
Jobless claims rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with tightening labor market conditions.
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.
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.