From the Wires

European banks expect rough times ahead

BLOOMBERG: Several large banks lack the capital to avoid similar financial strife as was the case in 2008.

Amazon says it will use 15k robots to help during holidays

CS MONITOR: The move is expected to help with efficiency during the franticly busy buying season. 

Intel hardware to be a part of Google Glass

WSJ: Google is reportedly picking the Silicon Forest company's microprocessors to power the wearable gadget.

SCOTUS mulls whether Facebook threats are protected by First Amendment

ASSOCIATED PRESS: The Court will determine whether angry online rants are free speech.

Ferguson bakery saved by crowdfunding

CNNMoney: An entrepreneur's business was trashed in the wake of the announcement that Darren Wilson would not be indicted. But a gofundme.com page has helped her salvage her bakery.

Obamacare yields more than 1M applicants in first week of open enrollment

CNBC: Officials call the first week a "solid start" while stressing they have a "lot of work to do" before deadline in February.

Price of already-built homes in Seattle area drops

SEATTLE TIMES: The housing market in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties fell 0.2 percent in September.

Apple hits record-high value

BLOOMBERG: The maker of the iPhone was valued at $700 billion after shares rose 0.8 percent to $119.59.

Fed's ability to regulate questioned

NEW YORK TIMES: In wake of congressional hearings, the Federal Reserve is facing significant questions regarding its role in the finance industry.

Budweiser to move away from Clydesdales

THE WEEK: Anheuser-Busch InBev is taking steps to revive brand's relevance in 21-27 demographic.

Mergers lucrative for departing CEOs, but not necessarily shareholders

AP: Critics say "golden parachute" deals are motivation to make so-so deals.

Senators ask, but get no real answers regarding safety from air bag executives

AP: Quality chief for Takata Corp. apologizes for air bags that can fire metal shrapnel into the car.

Senate investigation says Wall Street misused commodities businesses

BLOOMBERG: Firms blurred line between banking and commercial activities at expense of consumers.