US construction spending grew in October, fueled by gains in the housing market. But manufacturing appears to be softening as fiscal cliff worries grow.
The deal site's shares slide 8% after the board decides to keep embattled chief exec Andrew Mason.
Stocks end the month little changed, but the fiscal cliff will weigh on markets throughout December. Next week's big hurdle will be jobs report for November, due on Friday.
The best evidence for the resiliency of the wealthy consumer is probably the market for contemporary art.
The in-flight meals are an example of Yum Brands' successful international expansion efforts.
Sources say directors may try to dump co-founder Andrew Mason, who thinks it would 'be weird' if they weren't debating.
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