With new speculation about which companies won't buy Twitter (TWTR), the stock was losing 10 percent in the premarket. Sources said Alphabet's (GOOGL) and Disney (DIS) have decided not to move forward. Apple (AAPL) is also seen as unlikely. (Recode)
Salesforce (CRM) CEO Marc Benioff confirmed interest in Twitter, saying it makes sense to look at possible deals. However, he told CNBC he passes on most. One deal Salesforce was not able to was with LinkedIn (LNKD), which was acquired by Microsoft (MSFT).
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY) was plunging more than 40 percent in the premarket. The company said it would stop development of a drug designed to treat a genetic condition that can cause heart failure, after negative results from a late-stage study. (Reuters)
Two members of Congress are accusing Mylan (MLY) of "bilking taxpayers out of millions of dollars" by underpaying Medicaid in rebates owed on sales of EpiPens. The drugmaker raised the cost of the lifesaving device 500 percent in recent years. (CNBC)
Embattled blood-testing start-up Theranos is closing all its clinical labs and Wellness Centers, founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes revealed in a public letter to stakeholders. Theranos now plans to focus on its "undivided attention" on its miniLab platform, Holmes wrote. (CNBC)
After the Edward Snowden fiasco three years ago, the FBI is investigating whether another NSA contractor took the highly classified "source code" developed by the agency to hack into the networks of foreign governments. (NY Times)
A system built to scan emails for spam, child pornography, and malware reportedly allowed Yahoo (YHOO) to search for a terrorist organization's "signature" to satisfy a secret government court order. (NY Times)
Short seller Carson Block unveiled his latest short trade at the Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference, a bet against a small cap construction contractor, Tutor Perini (TPC), whose accounting he called "quite aggressive." (CNBC)
Mick McGuire of Marcato Capital Management reiterated his bullish call on Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD), telling the crowd at the Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference the restaurant chain must transition to more of a franchised store model to unlock value. (CNBC)
Facebook (FB) might be ready to take the Oculus Rift and virtual reality to new applications beyond video games. CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo of himself with the gear, a day before revealing the project at today's Oculus Connect presentation. (The Verge)
Smoke from an overheated Samsung Galaxy Note 7 led to the evacuation of a Southwest Airlines from Louisville, Kentucky, minutes before departure. The owner of the recalled device told The Verge it was a replacement smartphone. (CNBC)
Of the roughly 60 ventures started or promoted by Donald Trump, a third didn't work out, a third had some success and some problems, and a third met expectations, according to a New York Times analysis.
Trump tried to give a lesson before a Nevada crowd on how to pronounce the name of the state. He got it wrong, saying: "NevAHHHHdah … nobody says it the other way." But the state is actually pronounced "NevADdah." (NBC News)
Southwest's (LUV) broad twice-a-year blockbuster fare sale, with round-trip fares below $100 on dozens of the carrier's shortest routes, ends just before midnight, at 11:59 p.m. local time in the city of the departing flight. (USA Today)
Mall of America, the nation's largest shopping center, is taking a stand against the growing trend of Thanksgiving shopping by closing on turkey day. The mall said some tenants may choose to be open, so security will be on hand. (AP)
Shoemaker Vans teamed up with Disney-Pixar to cash in on nostalgia to create a new line of "Toy Story" sneakers — for adults (Elite Daily)