A new study shows real wages for manufacturing workers declined three times as much as for workers as a whole.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell more than expected, while a reading on consumer prices came in unexpectedly unchanged.
The U.S. manufacturing sector slowed in November to its lowest rate of growth since January; a gauge of new orders also fell for a third month.
Home resales jumped to their highest level in more than a year, pointing to signs the housing market is on a recovery path.
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