Apple's (AAPL) new streaming music service has , with another 8.5 million on free trials, said CEO Tim Cook, speaking at a Wall Street Journal tech event. He also talked about the Apple Watch, Apple TV, and car rumors.
DraftKings said an independent investigation has found that one of its employees did not use inside information to win $350,000 from rival fantasy sports site FanDuel. (NBC News)
Oscar Pistorius has been released on parole, just short of a year into his five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. South Africa's "Blade Runner" still faces house arrest and a prosecutor appeal. (Reuters)
Federal officials are looking into reports that a personal AOL email account belonging to CIA Director John Brennan may have been hacked by a high school student. (NBC News)
Donald Trump still led all GOP presidential rivals with 25 percent support, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Meanwhile, Ben Carson remained in second place with 22 percent.
Jim Webb, who complained about time repeatedly during the first Democratic presidential debate, is considering running as an independent. (USA Today)
Mired in anemic economic growth, Canada voted in liberal Justin Trudeau, son of a former prime minister, delivering a stunning defeat to the current conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (CNBC & Reuters)
Fed Chair Janet Yellen gives opening remarks at a Labor Department event at 11 a.m. ET in Washington, D.C., while New York Fed President William Dudley and Fed Gov. Jerome Powell speak in New York City at 9:15 a.m. ET.
The Commerce Department releases housing starts and building permits for September at 8:30 a.m. ET, with forecasts calling for a starts increase of 1.8 percent after a 3.0 percent decline in August. Permits were expected to be unchanged last month after rising 2.7 percent in August.
While a new survey National Retail Federation found consumers plan to spend roughly the same amount this holiday season, they're planning to shell out 4 percent more on themselves and non-gift items.
In earnings news: Rambus (RMBS) was getting crushed in the premarket this morning, after the chipmaker late Thursday reported weaker-than-expected revenue and forward guidance. The company did, however, match estimates on earnings.
Sonic (SONC) soared in premarket trading, after the drive-in restaurant chain beat estimates on earnings and revenue. Same-store sales increased 7.3 percent.
SanDisk (SNDK) is in advanced talks to be acquired by disk drive maker Western Digital (WDC), according to multiple reports. In other possible deal, Blackstone (BX) is said to be near a deal to buy New York City apartment complex Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village for about $5.3 billion.
Looking to help European brands sell into China, Alibaba (BABA) has appointed country-specific managers to run its offices in U.K. and Italy. Alibaba's move coincides with Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Britain.
The latest trailer for Disney's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" aired last night during "Monday Night Football," in what was both an affront to hardcore geeks and a testament to the legacy of the George Lucas epic. (Re/code)
While U.S. audiences had to wait until last night, moviegoers in the U.K. were able to buy presale tickets earlier in the day, and huge demand caused several online booking systems to crash. (CNBC)