NewsWatch: Stock futures edge higher as banks kick off earnings season

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Stock-index futures point to a slightly higher start for Wall Street Tuesday as the corporate earnings reporting season gets fully under way and investors weigh the implications of a partial U.S.-China trade deal. See full story.

Why $2,467 could be the magic number for emergency savings

Two economists crunched the numbers on more than 70,000 lower-income households. See full story.

How this media firm and oil giant will give your portfolio vital balance, says investment manager

Our call of the day, from John Linehan, portfolio manager for T. Rowe Price’s Equity Income Fund, says if investors want to juggle all that could go right or wrong with the economy and otherwise right now, they need a balanced portfolio. See full story.

China pork prices spike 69%, driving consumer inflation to near 6-year high

The consumer-price index rose 3% in September from a year earlier, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday, bumping up against Beijing’s inflation target of “around 3%” this year. Pork prices were a big driver. See full story.

Why the U.K. spending binge shouldn’t scare the bond market

Whatever the outcome of the EU summit that will decide the fate of Brexit later this week, the U.K. government will embark on a big spending binge. But financial markets shouldn’t worry. See full story.


Americans’ student debt adds up to twice the value of all homes on the market. See full story.