Personal spending climbed 1% in April, while the saving rate declined to 5.4% of after-tax income, said the U.S. Commerce Department.
There are now more homes under contract than at any time since February 2006, says the NAR.
But orders for non-defense capital goods (excluding aircraft) fell 0.8%, said the Commerce Department.
Revenue fell 8.3% to $5.39 billion, primarily driven by a 6.1% decline in comparable store sales during the first quarter.
A Fed survey finds more people reporting financial comfort but many would still have trouble dealing with an emergency expense of $400.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise will merge its troubled IT services unit with Computer Sciences Corp. , creating a company with $26 billion in revenue.
The jeweler has been hurt by the strong dollar but analysts believe the brand is also not resonating with millennial shoppers.
Innovative ways to engage employees offer hope for bringing health care spending under control.
"We see a free product offering as a solid component of our financial strategy," writes Intuit CFO Neil Williams.
Best Buy expects sales in the second quarter will be flat, and that non-GAAP diluted earnings per share will fall short of Wall Street's expectations.