- Asian stocks slump as banks decline on European concern.
- China will speed up introduction of a trial property tax in some cities.
- China Yuan weakens for first time in 13 days on threat of US trade sanctions.
- China tightens limits on lending, plans tax to cool housing prices.
- Eurozone inflation rate up at 1.8% in September.
- Fed Presidents far from unanimous on need for further easing.
- Gold extends rally to another record after Dollar slumps; Silver tops $22.
- German unemployment rate declines to 7.2% in September.
- Ireland said to hold talks to take a majority stake in Allied Irish Banks.
- Japan stock down 2% on strong Yen, weak production data.
- Moody's downgrades Spain's credit rating to Aa1 with outlook stable.
- US House approves $58.4B in NASA spending through 2013.
- Yellen, Raskin win Senate confirmation as Fed Board members.
- Yen's impact on business sentiment may spur Bank of Japan to add stimulus.
- ABB will pay $39.3M to resolve bribery, kickback claims.
- AIG Board said to approve plan for US government to start reducing stake.
- Anglo Irish, Allied Irish may need as much as €14.4B in extra capital: Irish Central Bank.
- BHP, Rio Tinto rethinking a revision to their proposed $116B iron-ore JV in Australia.
- Facebook, Skype in talks to mesh their communications services more closely.
- Family Dollar Stores' Q4 net rises 23% to $74M, beating its own EPS view by 5 cents.
- FedEx says 'tepid' US trails China, India as shipping revives.
- FedEx to increase shipping rates for US domestic, export srvcs by 5.9% next year.
- Goldman raises $2.25B from Industrial & Commercial Bank share sale.
- JPMorgan asks Judges to delay rulings as it reviews foreclosures.
- Liberty Mutual postponed the largest US IPO of 2010, co planned to raise almost $1.3B.
- Stericycle Inc. to buy Healthcare Waste Solns from Altaris Capital for $245M.
- Synnex Corp. said Q4 EPS will be as much as $0.97 vs. cons est. of $0.90.
- Toyota Europe sees sales recovering after recall crisis, profits before volumes.
- UBS not to pay dividends for some time due to Basel-based capital requirement rules.
- VeriFone Systems offered to buy Hypercom Corp. for $5.25/sh ($290M) in cash.
- Western Union reports prelim Q3 revs above consensus; reaffirms FY10 guidance.
Economic Calendar: Data on Q2 GDP, Initial & Continuing Claims, Chicago PMI to be released.
Earnings Calendar: ACN, AEHR, AZZ, CBK, CRAI, GRO, LWSN, MKC.
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