The gap between available jobs and hiring narrowed in August. Job openings dropped to 5.37 million in August after reaching a record in July. Job openings declined in state and local government and non-durable goods manufacturing. Over the last 12 months, professional and business services, and health care and social assistance have seen the largest gains. (Market Watch)
Consumer confidence rebounded in October,
jumping to 92.1 from a September reading of 87.2.
The index is more than 5 points above its October 2014 reading. (Wall Street Journal)
China said its economy expanded at the slowest pace since the financial crisis, up 6.9% in the third quarter, better than the expected 6.8% but down from 7% in the previous period. (CNBC)
A high-profile U.S. investigation of bribery allegations against the Mexican operations of Wal-Mart has found little in the way of major offenses, and could be resolved with a fine and no criminal charges. (WSJ)
Presale of tickets to Disney's upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" open tonight, after the debut of the full trailer during halftime of "Monday Night Football". (NY Times)