The U.S. manufacturing sector slowed to its lowest rate of growth since July, while a gauge of new orders hit its lowest level since January.
Strategists said stocks could continue a pattern of consolidation Thursday, after the massive spring back rally earlier in the week.
The number of Americans filing new unemployment claims rose last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a firming labor market.
Four years since foreclosures during the Great Recession, former borrowers are returning to the mortgage market, reports the New York Times.
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General Motors also reported earnings that beat estimates, but the company's revenue fell short of expectations.
Ratings agency Standard & Poor's warned on Thursday that the euro zone crisis was entering a "stubborn phase of subdued growth" in what it says is a new stage in the region's economic crisis.
Tesco's earnings statement reveals that the UK supermarket giant had overstated profits for the first half of 2014 by £263 million.
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3M posted third-quarter earnings on Thursday of $1.98 a share, 2 cents higher than expected.
Comcast reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday, helped by a tax settlement and more high-speed Internet customers.
Dunkin Brands' reported a 36 percent rise in quarterly profit as more customers visited its coffee and doughnut chain, Dunkin Donuts, in the U.S.
The 27 percent rise in quarterly profits reflected an increase in passenger boardings and lower fuel costs.
Credit Suisse on Thursday reported third-quarter net profit above analyst forecasts as investment banking revenue rose.
Eli Lilly earnings plunged, hurt by special charges and generic competition for its Cymbalta depression drug, but it affirmed its full-year forecast.
An attack in Ottawa on Wednesday marked the second potential act of terrorism this week on Canadian soil. Experts explain why they may be a target.
Canada will not be intimidated and will take all necessary steps to counter threats to the country, Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper said in an address late Wednesday.
A soldier guarding the National War Memorial was shot and reported killed in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, NBC News reports.
Chinese manufacturing activity picked up pace to a three-month high in October, a private survey showed on Thursday.
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