LA Times: A new study found that voice-activated phone systems for music and navigation are dangerously distracting while driving.
Business Insider: The retailer's shares were down more than 19%; it reported revenue of $193.2 million against expectations of $199.2 million.
IBT: Gov. John Hickenlooper said his state's voters were "reckless" for voting to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
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.
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.
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.
Bloomberg: Facebook Inc. will acquire WhatsApp Inc. for about $19 billion.
Reuters: The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell, indicating the labor market may be tightening.
CNNMoney: The biggest soda companies in the world released low-calorie drinks with stevia, a plant used as sweetener.
Bloomberg: Private companies hired 213,000 workers in September as the labor market continues to strengthen.
Reuters: Construction spending dropped 0.8% to an annual rate of $960.96 billion.
NYT: The company announced it would buy the biotechnology company for $1.75 billion in cash.
Bloomberg: The investment firm will acquire the bagel shop chain for $374 million.