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CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss Europe's close and how it impacted the US markets. Consumer confidence was a bit disappointing, but Cashin says traders are more focused on Friday's payroll data.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Russia's central bank does not plan to implement capital controls.
Walter Mossberg, Re/code co-executive editor, discusses what spinning off PayPal means for eBay, and other competitors in the space. Mossberg says Apple cannot afford to execute Apple Pay poorly.
Protests in Hong Kong grabbed Wall Street's attention and increased concern about potential long-term economic repercussions in China.
Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans, is urging caution about raising benchmark interest rates too soon.
The number of people signing contracts to buy existing homes dropped in August, which does not bode well for the fall housing season.
Japan's household spending improved month-on-month while retail sales rose for a second consecutive month, says Mikihiko Yamato, Deputy Head of Research from Ji Asia.
Beijing could attempt to pacify protesters by allowing the resignation of CY Leung, Hong Kong's current Chief Executive, says Willy Lam, Professor of History at Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Tommy Xie, Economist, Treasury Research & Strategy at OCBC, expects the official purchasing managers' index for September due Wednesday to signal a pickup in economic activities.
The Hong Kong protests are "unsettling" for businesses, says Anson Chan, former Hong Kong chief secretary, adding that the international community should be more involved.
Anson Chan, former Hong Kong chief secretary, says the Hong Kong authorities' response to the protests is surprising, and that this crisis is entirely "of the government's making".
Phyllis Papadavid, senior global foreign exchange strategist at BNP Paribas, says the latest euro zone inflation data "confirms" that investors should short the euro against a range of G10 currencies.