American and European consumers are likely to pull back spending as news of public confrontations with terrorism dominate headlines, market analysts told CNBC.
U.S. stock futures were higher this morning, despite European equities being under pressure on security concerns after Friday's attacks in Paris. While watching international developments, investors also get the latest Fed minutes this afternoon. (CNBC)
Ahead of the Fed minutes, due out at 2 p.m. ET, Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker joins CNBC's "Squawk Box" at 8 a.m. ET. Lacker was the lone dissenter on the central bank's October policy statement.
Retail earnings are also in focus, with Lowe's (LOW) beating on the top and bottom lines, and Staples (SPSL) matching on earnings but missing on revenue. Target (TGT) is also out this morning. L Brands (LB), Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR), and Salesforce.com. (CRM) are out this afternoon.
Mobile payments company Square, founded and run by Jack Dorsey who's also CEO of Twitter, is set to price its IPO later today, in what is expected to be a harbinger for how other highly valued private tech companies are received. (Reuters)
Ride-hailing startup Lyft is said to be seeking to raise $500 million in new capital. Such fundraising would boost the current valuation by 60 percent to $4 billion. (NY Times)
Federal securities regulators are evaluating whether U.S. mutual funds have proper procedures in place to accurately price shares of private technology companies amid signs the tech boom is wavering. (WSJ)
The New York State attorney general has reportedly expanded his investigation into daily fantasy sport sites, with measures including the issuance of a subpoena to online media company Yahoo (YHOO). (NY Times)
Starting tomorrow and running through the day after Thanksgiving, Amazon (AMZN) will one-up itself by adding new holiday deals as often as every five minutes. That compares to last season's deals every 10 minutes. (CNBC)
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has suspended his bid for the GOP presidential nomination, tweeting "it's been an incredible honor to run." In a statement he wrote, "this is not my time." (CNBC)