With another week jam-packed with Fed-speakers, investors are trying to decide whether Friday's strong jobs report would push the central bank to increase interest rates in December. (CNBC)
In its latest twice-yearly economic outlook, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development today cut its 2015 forecast for global growth to around 2.9 percent. (CNBC)
Chinese stocks surged today, with the Shanghai composite hitting its highest level since Aug. 20, following the announcement by regulators there of a plan to resume IPOs by year-end. (CNBC)
Saudi Arabia is determined to stick to its policy of pumping enough oil to protect its global market share, despite the financial pain inflicted on the kingdom's economy by crude's plunge. (FT)
Match Group, parent of Match.com and Tinder, has set a : $12 to $14 a share for 33.3 million shares. Pricing at the top would raise more than $466 million. (AP)
Bonuses on Wall Street are expected to fall as much as 10 percent in 2015, according to a new report, the first year since 2011 that compensation for the industry as a whole is expected to drop. (NY Times)
Volkswagen plans to announce as early as today a new sales initiative in the U.S. to rebuild trust. Meanwhile, U.S. regulators are expanding . (IB Times & NY Times)
Pinterest plans to introduce technology today to let users search its site without using text. The new tool allows a user to highlight an object in a photo and do a visual search. (WSJ-subscription)
President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seek to mend their fractured relationship, when they meet at the White House today, the first sit-down in more than a year. (AP)
GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson continued to defend his recollection of his past on NBC's "Meet the Press," as questions about his biographical discrepancies mount. (NBC News)
Donald Trump lifted NBC's "Saturday Night Live" to its best ratings in nearly four years this weekend but not the kind of record-breaking numbers he's helped draw to the Republican debates.
There are no economic reports due today in what's going to be a relatively light week for data with the exception of Friday, when the latest retail sales and producer price index are released.
There are a handful of earnings reports this morning, including Dean Foods (DF), Dish Network (DISH), Priceline Group (PCLN), Sotheby's (BID), and Whitewave Foods (WWAV). International Flavors (IFF), Leapfrog (LF), Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF), and SunEdison (SUNE) release quarterly numbers after today's closing bell.
Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) reported better than expected earnings for the third quarter, with profit more than doubling. A drop in profit in Berkshire's core insurance business pressured results, but it was helped by gains stemming from the merger between H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods.
Weight Watchers International (WTW) saw Point72 Asset Management take a 5.7 percent passive stake in the company, according to an SEC filing. Weight Watchers has gotten a boost in recent weeks following a major investment by Oprah Winfrey.
General Electric (GE) struck a deal to sell its Australian commercial-lending business to an affiliate of Bain Capital for a reported $1.34 billion.
James Bond and Charlie Brown brought the , as "Spectre" and "The Peanuts Movie" attracted big crowds over their opening weekends. (Variety)