Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will appear on CNBC's "Squawk Box" at 7 a.m. ET. The Libertarian nominee, Gary Johnson, joins "Squawk Box" at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Trump kept up the heated rhetoric on Wednesday, saying "ISIS is honoring President Obama" and calling the president "the founder of ISIS" and Hillary Clinton the militant group's "co-founder." (Politico)
A federal official on Wednesday denied a report the Secret Service had spoken formally with Trump about an offhand comment he made at a rally this week, which drew accusations he was suggesting gun activists could take up arms against Clinton. (Reuters)
Clinton on Wednesday said Trump's comment that "Second Amendment people" could perhaps do something to prevent her from nominating Supreme Court judges amounted to "casual inciting of violence" and shows he is unfit to be president. (CNBC)
Clinton is scheduled to deliver a speech at 1:15 p.m. ET in which she will respond to Trump's address on the economy he delivered on Monday.
The country's attention briefly turned from the campaign trail to Trump Tower in New York City on Wednesday as a man equipped with suction cups managed to climb to the 21st story of the glass-covered building before being apprehended by police. (Reuters)
Court documents show a former aide to Chris Christie said the New Jersey governor "flat out lied" when he asserted his senior staff members were not involved in a plot to close lanes and snarl traffic on the George Washington Bridge to punish a Democrat who refused to endorse him. (Reuters)
Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of plotting terror attacks on the Crimea peninsula that Russia annexed in 2014. He said two Russian servicemen were killed in clashes this week. Ukraine denied the allegations and accused Putin of provocation. (Guardian)
Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) is the subject of a criminal probe, according to the Wall Street Journal. The drug maker is being investigated by federal prosecutors over whether it defrauded investors by masking its affiliation with mail-order pharmacy Philidor, according to the paper. (CNBC)
Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google Ventures unit saw Chief Executive Officer Bill Maris resign, to be replaced by managing partner David Krane. Maris was the founder of the unit, which is the company's venture capital arm. (Recode)
Facebook (FB) is running into resistance from TV content owners like Walt Disney (DIS) and NBCUniversal parent Comcast (CMSA) on deals involving Facebook's video features, according to the Wall Street Journal. The paper said the companies are reluctant to turn control over content to Facebook. (WSJ)
Chesapeake Energy (CHK) is selling its Barnett shale property in Texas to private equity firm Saddle Barnett Resources, and has also renegotiated a pipeline contract with Williams Partners. The two moves are estimated to save Chesapeake more than $1.9 billion in future costs. (Reuters)