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.
NYT: It was reported that SoftBank Corporation offered $3.4 billion to acquire the animation studio.
Reuters: A pairing could help the companies compete in their core advertising business, but strong growth would remain elusive.
WSJ: In an attempt to revive the struggling luxury brand, General Motors plans to rename the vehicles.
CNN: New research suggests that doctors should pay closer attention to self-reported memory complaints from their older patients.
Reuters: The sandwich restaurant chain said there was a potential security breach involving customer credit and debits cards at 216 locations.
WSJ: The company is investigating reports of issues with the iOS 8.0.1 update.