Happy Friday. Only five more shopping days until Halloween.
At least we can take solace that the U.S. is not the only place where good news is bad news. There's China, too. (Wall Street Journal)
And, finally ... Bubbles? We don't need no stinking bubbles! Still, here are five signs that things are at least percolating. CNBC.com's Patti Domm explains.
—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxCNBCcom.