JPMorgan Chase (JPM) plans to launch a competitor to Apple Pay, allowing consumers to pay retailers using their smartphones in stores. The bank said it has already won endorsements. (Reuters)
Congressional leaders have reached a tentative budget deal with the White House in a breakthrough that would set government funding levels for the next two years and extend the nation's debt limit through 2017. (NBC News)
Leaders of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus said it was too late to stop the budget deal, but won't hold it against Rep. Paul Ryan, who's expected to be the next speaker. (Reuters)
Former President George W. Bush expressed confidence in his younger brother's drive to win his White House bid, despite Jeb Bush's sinking poll numbers and a retooled strategy. (NBC News)
Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and seven of the other GOP presidential hopefuls will be on the main stage at the next debate tomorrow. It's sponsored by CNBC. Coverage begins at 5 p.m. ET.
In a star-studded event, gaming billionaire Lawrence Ho is launching a $3.2 billion Macau entertainment complex today, at the time when gambling revenues at the casino mecca are weakening. (CNBC)
Billionaire hedge fund manger Bill Ackman of Pershing Square plans to discuss his investment in beleaguered Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) on a conference call Friday morning.
Bowing to criticism, Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of medical testing company Theranos, said she'd publish data validating the accuracy and reliability of its tests. (NY Times)
Millions of Americans from the Midwest to the Northeast face the threat of torrential rain, as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia strengthened storms that already soaked the Gulf Coast. (NBC News)