Sales of newly built homes rose in October, leaving the housing market on track for its best year since 2007.
A possible tax on drinks with added sugar threatens to compound woes for beverage companies already wrestling with a slowdown in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would increase spending on social programs and raise the minimum wage as he tries to jump-start the flagging economy.
Christmas markets across Europe are seeing a decline in attendance amid security fears following the Paris attacks.
Home prices continue to climb, but the U.S. government is keeping a lid on the size limit for federally backed mortgages, posing problems for home buyers in many pricey markets.
Orders for long-lasting goods rose in October, climbing 3.0%—a sign demand for manufactured products could be firming after falling for most of the year.