Existing home sales, in millions, seasonally adjusted annual rate: Nov. 5.21 Dec. 5.00 Jan. 4.93 Feb. 5.48 March 5.21 April (est.) 5.33 Source: FactSet A CLOSER LOOK The Federal Reserve releases the minutes of its last two-day meeting of policymakers Wednesday.
At the meeting earlier this month, Fed officials left the central bank's key interest rate unchanged. They also signaled no rate hikes are likely in the coming months amid signs of renewed economic health and unusually low inflation.
PLUGGED IN Wall Street expects that Best Buy's current fiscal year is off to a solid start. Financial analysts predict the consumer electronics retailer will report on Thursday that its first quarter earnings and revenue increased from a year earlier. Best Buy has been successful in driving online sales and drawing more customers to its stores under CEO Hubert Joly, who is stepping down next month.