Today, stocks slipped as oil tumbled to its lowest in nearly seven years, hurting the shares of major oil companies, while Treasuries advanced. The dollar gained as expectations of a U.S. rate hike next week gathered pace after solid November jobs report and gold declined.
The U.S. Labor Department issues job openings and labor turnover survey for October. Job openings, a measure of labor demand, is expected to have slightly decreased to 5.500 million from 5.526 million in the prior month. Separately, the National Federation of Independent Business releases its Small Business Optimism index for November.