1. The National Association of Purchasing Management-Chicago business barometer fell to 49.9 from 53.5 in October. 2. The ISM index fell to 49.5% in November from 51.2% in October 3. Private residential construction spending fell by 1.9% in October after dropping 1.4% in September, the latest evidence the US housing market has pulled back. 4. Orders for US durable goods declined by the most in more than six years and consumer confidence unexpectedly fell. Durable goods orders to US factories plunged in October by 8.3 percent, the largest amount in more than six years.