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Wall Street looks to build on late Tuesday rally

IN THE NEWS TODAY

U.S. stock futures were higher this morning, building on a late afternoon comeback on Wall Street that saw the S&P 500 break a four-day losing streak and the Dow finish the day on the upside. (CNBC)

Trading may be slower than normal today, with the stock market open as usual but the bond market closed for Veterans Day. There are no government reports and some businesses are also closed. (CNBC)

San Francisco Fed President John Williams said there's a "very strong case" for an interest rate hike next month if the economy continues to improve and inflation looks like it'll pickup. (USA Today)

Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) has reached an agreement to buy SABMiller for $105.5 billion. As part of the deal, SABMiller plans to sell its 58 percent stake in joint venture MillerCoors to partner Molson Coors (TAP). (CNBC)

Halfway into this year's Singles' Day online shopping event in China, Alibaba (BABA) has eclipsed its 2014 sales record of $9.3 billion, and the total could rise to as much as $13.8 billion. (CNBC)

Alibaba founder Jack Ma joins CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" for an interview, after he rings the opening bell on Wall Street remotely from China.

Facebook (FB) director and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen has sold nearly half his stake in the social network for more than $90 million, according to SEC filings. (USA Today)

T-Mobile (TMUS) is offering subscribers free streaming from 24 popular video services, including Netflix (NFLX) and HBO, without using data. Notable omissions include YouTube, Facebook (FB), and Snapchat. (Re/code)

Snapchat was valued significantly lower than its $16 billion valuation by one of its biggest investors, Fidelity, amid growing uncertainty in recent months around Silicon Valley unicorns. (IB Times)

Starting at $799, the new larger Apple (AAPL) iPad Pro is available to order online today, with the device in stores later this week. Users can also order the Apple pencil and smart keyboard today. (9to5mac)

J.C. Penney (JCP) has agreed to settle a false advertising class action lawsuit brought on behalf of California customers who purchased certain private or exclusive branded products.

The New York State attorney general has ordered the two biggest daily fantasy sports companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, to stop accepting bets from state residents. (NY Times)

Safeway is trying to dissolve its partnership with startup Theranos. The supermarket chain has spent $350 million to build clinics to offer Theranos blood tests, which never began. (WSJ-subscription)

In the fourth GOP presidential debate, front-runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson notched positive moments last night, but so did establishment candidates Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush. (CNBC)

With mainstream Republicans struggling to overcome the rise of outsider candidates, some say the party could face something it hasn't seen in nearly 70 years: a brokered convention. (CNBC)

Up to 60 million Americans were facing the threat of severe weather today from a mix of snow, thunderstorms and even tornadoes in an area stretching from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Lakes. (NBC News)

BY THE NUMBERS

U.S. oil prices fell this morning, after industry data showed an increase in crude stockpiles. At 10:30 a.m. ET, the Energy Department releases its weekly oil and gasoline inventories report.

A sharp jump in mortgage rates did not affect the pace of home loan applications as much as expected, with total volume falling 1.3 percent last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Macy's (M) leads the short list of companies issuing quarterly results this morning. The after-the-bell earnings schedule is also light, with Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (PLKI) among those expected to report.

Chipotle (CMG) today is set to reopen its restaurants in the Pacific Northwest that were shuttered for nearly two weeks after an outbreak of E. coli. The company said all locations have undergone deep cleanings.

Joe's Crab Shack (IRG) has started testing a no-tipping policy in more than a dozen locations in the last few months, bringing slightly higher prices instead of a service charge.

STOCKS TO WATCH

Charles Schwab (SCHW) is the latest asset manager to cut fees on some of its exchange-traded funds (ETFs), following a similar move from rival BlackRock (BLK).

Google, a unit of Alphabet (GOOGL), was victorious in most aspects of a class action lawsuit alleging computer user privacy violations by enabling cookies in Internet browsers to track user activity.

Express Scripts (ESRX) has cut ties with the Linden Care pharmacy, saying the operation primarily sold drugs made by Horizon Pharma and failed to fulfill its network agreement with Express Scripts.


WATERCOOLER

It was a mixed night at Christie's contemporary and postwar auction in New York, with a total haul of $331.8 million. Andy Warhol's silk-screen "Four Marilyns" was a highlight. (NY Times)

25-year-old Joe McKeehen from Pennsylvania never gave up his lead in the championship event of the World Series of Poker last night, winning $7.68 million. (AP)