NewsWatch: These overlooked tech companies are more exciting than Apple, says ex-BlackRock manager

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Our call of the day says investors need to look past Facebook and Apple — even if those companies are whizzing higher after upbeat results — and put their money on the next big tech disrupters. See full story.

Stock futures signal S&P 500 pull back from record after report says China has doubts over trade deal

Stock-index futures point to a modestly lower start for Wall Street on Thursday, pulling back from record close, after a news report said Chinese officials have doubts about the prospects for a long-term trade deal with the U.S. See full story.

Zuckerberg stands defiant on political ads, swinging ‘free expression’ at critics like a hammer

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg came out swinging in the company’s earnings call Wednesday, defending his stance on allowing political advertisements on the world’s largest social network in a continuing strategy change from a defensive stance to an assault on naysayers. See full story.

The stock market’s ‘Halloween Indicator’ is more trick than treat

Six more months of upside for stocks supposedly starts at the end of October, writes Mark Hulbert. See full story.

Fiat surges and Peugeot plunges on plan to merge

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles shares surged while Peugeot plunged in otherwise listless European stock markets on Thursday. See full story.


#DeleteFacebook is trending again after reports that Mark Zuckerberg met with conservative pundits. See full story.