U.S. economic growth forecasts have been upgraded to an expected 3.2% by the World Bank. The full "Global Economic Prospects" report is available here: http://www.worldbank.org/content/dam/Worldbank/GEP/GEP2015a/pdfs/GEP15a_web_full.pdf
Employers are feeling confident about their future prospects and have advertised the most job openings in 14 years. Roughly 5 million positions were available at the end of November, according to the Jobs and Labor Turnover Survey released Tuesday by the Labor Department. That's a 2.9% increase from October and the highest level since January 2001.