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Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
Citi also reported a 13 percent rise in third-quarter profit, helped by better results from its troubled assets left over from the financial crisis.
Wells Fargo reported quarterly earnings and revenue that were in line with analysts' expectations on Tuesday.
J&J reported strong earnings, boosted by sales of a new drug for hepatitis C that are expected to evaporate in coming months due to competition.
Small business optimism fell as more owners said they expected a slowdown in profits and sales, tightening credit and a harder time filling jobs.
A UN medical official who caught Ebola while working in Liberia died in the German hospital where he was being treated on Tuesday.
Asian shares traded mixed on Tuesday as fears of global economic weakness affected investor sentiment.
Singapore's economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace in the third quarter, data on Tuesday showed, adding to growing concerns over the outlook for the wealth city state.
German investor morale fell sharply in October, new data showed on Tuesday.
"We have to rethink the way we address Ebola infection control because even a single infection is unacceptable," said Dr. Thomas Frieden.
The bond market is the most distorted, Peter Thiel tells CNBC's "Squawk on the Street."
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
J.C. Penney on Monday appointed Marvin Ellison president and CEO-designee, effective Nov. 1. He will also join the retailer's board of directors.
French economist Jean Tirole has won the Nobel prize for economics for research on market power and regulation.
China's exports grew at a much stronger than expected pace in September, while imports also rose, beating expectations of a decline.
Asian shares fell on Monday, adding to last week's tumble, as strong Chinese data failed to soothe worries about sluggish global growth.
A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the Ebola patient hospitalized there has tested positive for Ebola.
Standard & Poor's downgraded Finland's sovereign debt rating to AA-Plus from AAA on Friday, citing economic weak development.
Months of Nielsen television ratings for national broadcast networks could be wrong, the company said Friday.
Stocks fell Friday as computer-chip makers dropped on Microchip Technology's reduced forecast.