A daily morning look at the financial stories you need to know to start the day.
-Stock futures are lower ahead of another day of key earnings reports.
-The federal government shutdown enters day three as the Senate is scheduled to vote on a budget measure at noon that could end the shutdown.
-Sanofi is buying U.S. hemophilia specialist Bioverativ for $11.6 billion. AIG is buying reinsurer Validus in deal worth about $5.56 billion. Celgene is buying the rest of Juno Therapeutics that it doesn't already own for $9 billion.