The economic impact of the riots that have swept Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb with a population of about 21,000 people, will likely depress an economy that’s already hurting.
Lots of economic data next week including a GDP reading and housing data in a week shortened by the Thanksgiving holiday.
Stock indexes are drifting higher following a pickup in U.S. home sales.
The National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in October.
Asian stocks faltered Thursday as China's manufacturing weakened and the latest Fed minutes reminded investors that U.S. interest rates are likely to rise next year.
The Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in October.
U.S. homebuilders' confidence rebounded in November as both sales expectations and buyer traffic improved.
A research firm says California home sales continue to climb — with the October sales tally reaching the highest it has been for that month in two years.