Dow Chemical, DuPont are in advanced merger talks: WSJ

 WSJDow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. are in an advanced stage of merger talks and a deal could be announced within a few days, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported.

November Gauge for U.S. Consumer Confidence Drops to Its Lowest in a Year

ConsumerIn November, the consumer confidence dropped suddenly touching its lowest level in one year as Americans were less enthusiastic about the outlook of the labor-market.