Sales of new U.S. single-family homes rose in September, but a sharp downward revision to August's sales pace pointed to a fragile recovery.
A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health rose in September, data showed on Thursday.
Steve James was impressed by the work ethic of the minimum-wage workers he met while making his documentary, "The Value of Work." He thinks they deserve better.
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.
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