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• Hometown Macy's beat Wall Street expectations for the third quarter. The Cincinnati Enquirer has more details here.
• Could lower gas prices be good for stocks? Yes, according to a new study. Check out The USAToday for more details.
• Even as the stock market continues to hit new highs, the overall economy still remains slugglish - especially for certain sectors of the population. The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the widening job gap that's emerging.
• Apparently we need to start calling it "Black Thursday." CNBC has the details on Wal-Mart joining the list of retailers trying to cash-in on the early Thanksgiving rush.
• Do you, or even your current advisor, really have what it takes to successfully manage your money? Read our Cincinnati Enqurier column to find out.
• The Labor Department says 204,000 jobs were created in October, blowing away expectations. For the full details, ZeroHedge has the breakdown.
• According to early estimates, the country's third quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) came in higher than expected at 2.8%. However, as economists look at what contributed to the number, there are reasons to be concerned. For the full details, click here for the Reuters report.
• The Labor Department says first-time jobless claims decreased last week, coming in at 336,000. Click here for the Bloomberg article.
• The market is all "a-twitter" with Twitter's Initial Public Offering today. Check out the latest from The Wall Street Journal.
• Ready for those holiday shopping deals? Wal-Mart is ready to unveil its big 7 deals earlier than normal. Click here to get all the details from USAToday.
• Are there lingering effects from the partial government shutdown? CNBC looks into the "hangover" that still looms.
• Thankfully, not too scary: First-time jobless claims fell to 340,000 last week as the impact from the partial government shutdown seems to be decreasing. For the full details, click here to read the Reuters report.
• Ohhh, this is eerie: The U.S.'s deficit has dropped under $1 trillion for the first time in five years. See the USAToday report by clicking here.
• Will the Federal Reserve continue its bond-buying program, or will they start "tapering." The signs are pretty clear which direction they'll take - click here to read the Reuters report.
• Consumer prices rise slightly, meeting economists' projections. For the full details from Bloomberg, click here.
• According to the numbers from payroll company ADP, the economy saw a 15,000 drop in jobs in October, mostly due to the partial government shutdown. Click here for The USAToday article.
• The cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security will be 1.5% next year. For more details, click here.