The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose to the highest level since September, while durable goods unexpectedly rose.
Consumer spending rebounded in October, suggesting some resilience in the economy at the start of the fourth quarter.
The pace of business activity in the U.S. Midwest slowed in November, a report showed on Wednesday.
U.S. home buyers signed fewer contracts to buy existing homes in October, but new home sales rose for a third straight month.
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