Shares of Deutsche Bank, which were strongly higher Friday but under serious pressure recently, rose in European trading this morning, despite no settlement yet with the U.S. Justice Department over investigations related to mortgage securities. (CNBC)
JPMorgan chief Jamie Dimon gave Deutsche Bank a vote of confidence, telling CNBC the German lender is going to be fine. Dimon also went after Hillary Clinton for criticizing the U.S. banking culture in the wake of the Wells Fargo (WFC) secret account scandal.
Political risks scared companies off inking deals so far this year, according to Dealogic, except for Chinese and Japanese firms that hunted U.S. and European targets. In the first nine months of 2016, global M&A volumes slipped 22 percent to $2.55 trillion. (CNBC)
Hillary Clinton holds a 46 percent to 40 percent lead over Donald Trump, according to latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey weekly tracking poll. Libertarian Gary Johnson is down slightly with 9 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein holds steady with 3 percent.
Trump drew criticism for remarks on Monday that many interpreted as reinforcing a stigma that veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder are weak. Trump's supporters responded by saying the comments were badly taken out of context. (USA Today)
Following last week's first presidential debate and this coming Sunday's second meeting of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, their running-mates Mike Pence and Tim Kaine meet in their only vice presidential tonight. (USA Today)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is promising "significant" disclosures on subjects including the U.S. election and Google in the coming weeks as the organization marks its 10th anniversary. (AP)
In a sharp deterioration of relations, the U.S. has suspended diplomatic contacts with Russia over Syria, while Moscow halted cooperation on a joint program for disposal of weapons-grade plutonium. (AP)
The most powerful Atlantic storm in almost a decade, Hurricane Matthew, was coming ashore this morning in Haiti, potentially delivering yet another devastating humanitarian disaster. Forecasters said the chances of a U.S. hit were increasing. (NBC News)
Google's big October event is today, rumors suggest a ton of new hardware announcements, including new Pixel smartphones, Google Home, the Amazon Echo competitor, and an evolution of the Chromecast, its streaming video device. (Tech Crunch)
David Foster, who helped develop the Amazon Kindle and Kindle Fire tablet, joined Google as vice president of product engineering in its hardware group. Foster is expected to lead hardware development for Google's new branded line of smartphones. (The Information)
Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google could face fines of up to 10 percent of the company's annual global revenue for formal charges from European regulators. Documents show regulators there want to establish a pattern of breaking EU antitrust rules. (WSJ)
Netflix (NFLX) shares were steadyin the premarket this morning, after closing 4 percent higher on Monday, on chatter that Disney (DIS) could be looking to buy the streaming video company. (CNBC)
Within hours of its new Marketplace launch, some Facebook (FB) users were selling drugs, sex, and weapons. The social network apologized for a technical issue that prevented the identification of posts that violate its community standards. (USA Today)