A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day
-Stock futures are just a bit higher.
-Jeff Gundlach says so many stock sectors look like they're in a bubble that he's holding on to gold and selling just about everything else.
-Crude prices are down and very close to breaking below the $41/barrel level.
-Gasoline prices fell to $2.13/gallon, national average. That's 15 cents/gallon less than a month ago today.
-The Trump campaign is complaining about two of the three debates being scheduled opposite nationally televised NFL games.
-The Koch Foundation is trying to beat back accusations that it's backing Hillary Clinton simply by not helping to fund Donald Trump's campaign.
-Donald Trump's lead in the LA Times/USC poll is holding at 4 points over Hillary Clinton for two days in a row. It had been a seven point Trump lead mid-week.
-The back and forth between Trump and the father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq continues. Trump reminded everyone that Hillary Clinton voted for the Iraq war, while the father insisted that terrorism has nothing to do with Islam.
-Taxi app rival Didi Chuxing is buying Uber's China business in a massive $35 billion deal.
-Tesla and SolarCity have announced their all stock merger agreement.
-A group of Chinese investors including Alibaba are buying Israeli mobile casino gaming company Playtika for $4.4 billion.
-GM's President for North America is not expecting sales to slow down just yet despite some sobering numbers recently from Ford.
-A Russian helicopter has been shot down in Syria.
-German Chancellor Angela Merkel is under fire after the many Islamic terror attacks in that country. Protests are growing in number and a key coalition ally has pulled support for her immigration policy.