U.S. military veterans own 2.4 million businesses, or nearly 1 in 10 of all businesses nationwide.
The amount Veteran-owned businesses generate in receipts; employ nearly 5.8 million people.
Consumer confidence rose in November to the highest level in more than four years.
Manufacturers’ and trade inventories were up 6.2 percent in September 2012 from a year ago.
More than $59 billion in estimated sales Thursday through Sunday, courtesy of 247 million shoppers.
The September 2012 trade gap is down $2.3 billion from August.
The number of Americans employed by majority-owned U.S. affiliates of foreign companies in 2010.