BBC: China's manufacturing activity grew at its fastest pace in 18 months in October.
CNN: Food stamp benefits will be trimmed by $5 billion starting Friday.
AP: Walmart is releasing seven big deals about a month before Black Friday.
BBC: A scientific study is helping better interpret dogs' moods based on tail movements.
Los Angeles Times: A California woman was cited for wearing Google Glass behind the wheel when pulled over for allegedly speeding.
Reuters: The move is part of the company's previously announced pledge to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next decade.
CNN: FAA will allow most electronic device use throughout flights.
BBC: President Barack Obama's embattled health secretary has apologized to the American people over the botched rollout of his healthcare law's insurance marketplace.
Reuters: An Italian magazine said on Wednesday that a United States spy agency had eavesdropped on Vatican phone calls.
MIT Technology Review: The head of Google’s autonomous-car project says that data from its cars, all Prius and Lexus models, demonstrate more defensive and smoother driving practices when self-driven than when they are driven by humans.
About 4% of all candy consumed in the U.S. occurs on Oct. 31.
BBC: The World Health Organization confirmed 10 cases of polio in Syria, the first outbreak in the country in 14 years.
CNN: British graffiti artist Banksy criticized the design of One World Trade Center, calling it a "betrayal."