From the Wires

Colorado Governor: Voters were 'reckless' to legalize pot

IBT: Gov. John Hickenlooper said his state's voters were "reckless" for voting to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

Hewlett-Packard to split company

WSJ: The 75-year-old company will become one part HP Inc., which will consist of its personal-computer and printer business, and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, which will sell computer gear and services for corporate departments.

Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded

NYT: John O'Keefe, Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser won this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the brain's "inner GPS," which makes navigation possible for all creatures.

Google works on large-scale video displays

WSJ: The company's advanced-projects lab is developing a display composed to small screens that can be plugged together to create a large, seamless image.

Facebook wins EU approval to buy WhatsApp

Bloomberg: Facebook Inc. will acquire WhatsApp Inc. for about $19 billion.

U.S. jobless claims drop

Reuters: The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell, indicating the labor market may be tightening.

Coke, Pepsi launch competing stevia sodas

CNNMoney: The biggest soda companies in the world released low-calorie drinks with stevia, a plant used as sweetener.

U.S. private payrolls increase

Bloomberg: Private companies hired 213,000 workers in September as the labor market continues to strengthen.

U.S. construction spending declines in August

Reuters: Construction spending dropped 0.8% to an annual rate of $960.96 billion.

Johnson & Johnson to acquire Alios BioPharma

NYT: The company announced it would buy the biotechnology company for $1.75 billion in cash.

JAB Holding to buy Einstein Noah

Bloomberg: The investment firm will acquire the bagel shop chain for $374 million.

DreamWorks Animation may have a Japanese suitor

NYT: It was reported that SoftBank Corporation offered $3.4 billion to acquire the animation studio.

Yahoo, AOL propose merger

Reuters: A pairing could help the companies compete in their core advertising business, but strong growth would remain elusive.