From the Wires

IBM looks to improve business e-mail

REUTERS: The computer hardware company is shifting toward cloud computing and data analytics.

Halliburton buying rival for $34.6B

ABC NEWS: Low gas prices spur company to acquire Baker Hughes.

GOP's Twitter activity raises legal questions

CNN: Anonymous accounts run by Republicans allegedly sent internal polling data ahead of the election.

U.S. retail sales rise 0.3%

WSJ: Lower gas prices are boosting household spending at restaurants and other stores.

Panel considers lifting FDA ban on blood donations by gay men

LA Times: A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services panel is debating whether to overturn the long-standing ban.

YouTube launches music-streaming service

Forbes: YouTube Music Key will have a promotional price of $7.99 per month and a regular price of $9.99 per month.

Berkshire Hathaway to acquire Duracell

NYT: Billionaire Warren E. Buffett purchased the battery company from Procter & Gamble.

Wholesale inventories enjoy slight uptick

Inventories continued to rise in September after a good August.

China-US deal to curb carbon emissions hailed by IEA

The plan to slow rising temperatures is called a 'giant leap for mankind,' but further action is still needed, according to scientists.

Google signs 60-year NASA lease

Bloomberg: Google Inc. agreed to a $1.2 billion lease of Moffett Field, NASA's airfield in California.

GoPro to offer $800M in shares

WSJ: The wearable video camera maker plans to offer $100 million in shares, while current shareholders will sell the remaining $700 million.

Obama urges FCC to implement strict rules on net neutrality

NYT: President Obama urged the Federal Communications Commission to treat consumer broadband service as a public utility.

3D printing stocks beat expecations

Forbes: 3D Systems reported a 23% increase in revenue to $166.9 million.