Construction Industry: Construction of new homes fell 1.6% in November. Many economists attribute this decline to the cold and snowy weather as the country experienced the coldest November in 14 years.

New Yorkers:Construction began on a second affordable apartment building next to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The project, called Pacific Park Brooklyn, will build 2,250 apartments by 2025.

Technology: Big data businesses are focusing on new ways to monetize technical support and consulting rather than exclusively on their product or service.