NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as investors engaged in profit-taking to pull major indexes from record levels, while the trend of modest moves and low volume continued heading into the final trading day of the year.
(Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence increased in December, bolstered by a brightening jobs situation that left perceptions about economic conditions at a high last seen in February 2008, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Last month, when oil magnate Harold Hamm was ordered to pay his ex-wife $1 billion in their divorce, he called the ruling "fair and equitable," publicly thanked the judge and said he was happy to have the case behind him.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is examining the relationship between Morgan Stanley and now-defunct New Century Financial Corp in the sale of subprime mortgages in the run-up to the financial crisis, New York Times reported.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The main U.S. export authority is telling some oil companies that they should consider exporting a lightly processed form of crude oil called condensate without formal permission, according to people familiar with the discussions.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Foreign automakers in China may struggle to dictate sales goals in the future after dealers complained to the government that inflexible targets set during a market boom obliged them to buy too much stock and bear the brunt of a drop in demand.
LONDON (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs paid its top 121 London bankers about 3 million pounds ($4.7 million) on average last year, far exceeding payouts at other leading banks, data released on Tuesday showed.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. single-family home price appreciation slowed less than forecast in October, as there were hints of some re-acceleration in home prices in some cities by year-end, according to a closely watched survey released on Tuesday.