From the Wires

Home building falls in October due to apartment sector

Associated Press: Construction of new homes fell 2.8 percent from September.

Dollar hits highest point against Yen since 2007

REUTERS: Investors believe the US central bank could raise interest rates next year.

Investors wonder if OPEC cutback is imminent

BLOOMBERG: The United States is producing oil at fast pace, creating a bear market as demand lags.

IBM looks to improve business e-mail

REUTERS: The computer hardware company is shifting toward cloud computing and data analytics.

Halliburton buying rival for $34.6B

ABC NEWS: Low gas prices spur company to acquire Baker Hughes.

GOP's Twitter activity raises legal questions

CNN: Anonymous accounts run by Republicans allegedly sent internal polling data ahead of the election.

U.S. retail sales rise 0.3%

WSJ: Lower gas prices are boosting household spending at restaurants and other stores.

Panel considers lifting FDA ban on blood donations by gay men

LA Times: A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services panel is debating whether to overturn the long-standing ban.

YouTube launches music-streaming service

Forbes: YouTube Music Key will have a promotional price of $7.99 per month and a regular price of $9.99 per month.

Berkshire Hathaway to acquire Duracell

NYT: Billionaire Warren E. Buffett purchased the battery company from Procter & Gamble.

Wholesale inventories enjoy slight uptick

Inventories continued to rise in September after a good August.

China-US deal to curb carbon emissions hailed by IEA

The plan to slow rising temperatures is called a 'giant leap for mankind,' but further action is still needed, according to scientists.

Google signs 60-year NASA lease

Bloomberg: Google Inc. agreed to a $1.2 billion lease of Moffett Field, NASA's airfield in California.