Lori Spechler is a Senior Editor at CNBC responsible for booking and coverage of major market events. In addition, she has written for CNBC.com and NetNet on topics ranging from gold to the height of women's heels. Formerly a trader and market-maker in commodity options, her resume includes such infamous Wall Street names as AIG Trading Corp. and Drexel Burnham Lambert Trading Corp.
If third-quarter GDP comes in as expected Friday, it could be one of the best readings for economic growth in two years.
The S&P is down 1.4 percent since the start of earnings season in October, the worst monthly showing since January.
These are the stocks posting the largest moves after the bell on Thursday, including: Amazon, Alphabet, Baidu and more.
Sources told Bloomberg that the development raises the question whether the deal will go through.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani covers Wall Street from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Senior Producer - Breaking News
Dominic Chu is a markets reporter for CNBC.
Evelyn Cheng is a markets writer for CNBC.
Sara Eisen is a correspondent for CNBC, focusing on currencies and the global consumer.