Bloomberg Businessweek: The company laid off 638 employees in the Puget Sound area.
Forbes: The Chinese electronics manufacturer is looking to raise funding that could value the company at more than $40 billion.
NYT: The nation's economic output rose at a 3.5% annual rate.
BBC: Apple's chief executive Tim Cook publicly acknowledged his sexuality in a Bloomberg Businessweek article.
WSJ: The social network's revenue rose 59% in Q3.
Bloomberg: Apple's mobile payment technology has encountered problems after CVS Health Corp. and Rite Aid Corp. disabled the service in their drugstores.
WSJ: The online video website is working on a paid, ad-free subscription business model in addition to its existing ad-based platform.
CNNMoney: The fast food restaurant's app will allow customers to skip waiting in line.
NYT: The world's top-selling automaker reported sales of 7.615 million vehicles, up 3% from last year.
Forbes: Microsoft has slashed the game console's price from $499 to $349 this holiday season.
Forbes: The company launched a one-day pilot called UberHealth; users in Boston, New York City, or Washington D.C., could order flu shots directly to their door.
Bloomberg: Procter & Gamble Co. will leave the battery business as its CEO, A.G. Lafley, works to slim down the company.
WSJ: The retailer hopes the offer will lead to more completed online transactions.