A positive Friday could put stocks near breakeven for the week, after another series of volatile swings. A gain by the S&P 500 would give the index a four-day win streak for the first time since January. (CNBC)
Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Holdings fund lost 12.5 percent in September, pushing the hedge fund down about that much for the year, after one of the major holdings Valeant (VRX) tanked. (Reuters)
Oil prices were higher this morning, after surging 4 percent in early trading Thursday before giving up those gains. The volatility can be partly attributed to a strain on U.S.-Russia relations over Syria. (Reuters)
Joaquin was stalled over the Bahamas today. But the powerful hurricane appears to be on track to head out to sea afterward, likely missing the East Coast. But another storm is set to bring heavy rain anyway. (NBC News)
At least 10 people were killed and seven others were injured when a gunman who demanded to know his victims' religions opened fire Thursday on a community college campus in southwest Oregon. (NBC News)
During a televised statement following the school shooting, President Barack Obama took those who oppose gun limits to task, saying their answer to such tragedies is more guns, not fewer. (NBC News)
T-Mobile US (TMUS) customers, some 15 million, were victims of a data breach at credit reporting agency Experian. The hack occurred from September 2013 through last month. (Reuters)
Sprint (S) plans to cut as much as $2.5 billion in costs over the next six months. The Wall Street Journal quoted an internal memo, saying jobs would be cut and an external hiring freeze would be put in place.
The top U.S. executive at Volkwagen is set to testify next week before a congressional panel about the German automaker's emissions cheating involving 11 million vehicles worldwide. (Reuters)
With its stock still wobbly after hitting an all-time low Monday, commodity giant Glencore fought this week to reassure investors, employees and counterparties, with mixed results. (CNBC)
Health insurers will lose about $2.5 billion because patients covered through Obamacare last year were sicker than expected, according to new government figures. (AP)
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the federal debt ceiling is expected to be reached around Nov. 5. In a letter to lawmakers, he wrote the government would likely have less than $30 billion in cash at that point. (CNBC)
In his new memoir released Monday, former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke recalls the September weekend in 2008 when regulators sought desperately but in vain to save the investment bank Lehman Brothers. (AP)
Bernanke joins CNBC's "Squawk Box" for one hour on Monday, starting at 8 a.m. ET, to talk about the extraordinary measures taken in the aftermath of the financial crisis and the exit plan for the current Fed.