From the Wires

General Mills lowers sales, profit forecast

WSJ: The company has been struggling with weak consumer demand.

Abercrombie & Fitch shares plunge

Business Insider: The retailer's shares plummeted more than 13% this morning.

Lenovo reports 19% rise in profits

BBC: The Chinese computer giant reported profits of $262 million.

Microsoft offers Office Suite for free on mobile

NYT: The world's largest software company is giving away a comprehensive mobile edition of Office.

Audi recalls 102,000 cars

NYT: A software problem could cause the front airbag to malfunction in A4 and S4 sedans and Allroad station wagons from the 2013-15 model years.

Time Warner lifts profit outlook

WSJ: The media company's Q3 revenue increased a larger-than-expected 3% on growth.

Apple opened an office in Seattle

Fast Company: The California-based company "quietly" opened an engineering office in Seattle.

Long-term shift work 'impairs cognition'

BBC: A new study found that long-term shift work has an aging effect on the brain.

U.S. fines Hyundai, Kia

WSJ: The Korean auto makers agreed to pay a combined penalty of $300 million for overstating fuel-economy claims.

'Death with dignity' advocate Brittany Maynard takes her life

CNN: The 29-year-old diagnosed with terminal brain cancer took medication to end her life under Oregon's "Death with Dignity Act."

Microsoft lays off 3,000 more workers

Bloomberg Businessweek: The company laid off 638 employees in the Puget Sound area.

Xiaomi aims to be the world's most valuable private tech firm

Forbes: The Chinese electronics manufacturer is looking to raise funding that could value the company at more than $40 billion.

U.S. economy grew in Q3

NYT: The nation's economic output rose at a 3.5% annual rate.