From the Wires

IMF asks rich nations for support

NYT: The International Monetary Fund is showing heightened concern over a slowing world economy.

Snapchat will soon have ads

WSJ: Evan Spiegel, the startup's 24-year-old CEO and co-founder, announced that the company will "soon" debut its first ads.

AT&T to pay $105M settlement

WSJ: AT&T Inc. agreed to pay $105 million to settle accusations that it added bogus third-party charges to subscribers' bills.

Study finds auto phone systems, Apple Siri, distract drivers

LA Times: A new study found that voice-activated phone systems for music and navigation are dangerously distracting while driving.

The Container Store is crashing

Business Insider: The retailer's shares were down more than 19%; it reported revenue of $193.2 million against expectations of $199.2 million.

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.