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Business Today: Stock futures point to lower open, energy shares in view

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Stock futures point to lower open, energy shares in view
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Tuesday, with investors taking a pause following a rally that has taken major indexes to repeated records, although a sharp decline in crude oil prices could weigh on energy shares.
U.S. trade deficit widens in September; exports at a five-month low
WASHINGTON, Nov 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly widened in September as exports hit a five-month low, suggesting slowing global demand could undercut economic
Alibaba's net income up 15 pct, revenue up 54 percent
BEIJING (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd reported quarterly results which showed net income rising 15.5 percent to $1.11 billion for the July-September period, meeting forecasts.
European Commission cuts forecasts, euro zone recovery delayed
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The euro zone will need another year to reach even a modest level of economic growth, the European Commission said on Tuesday, calling on Germany to help as Chancellor Angela Merkel again rejected a spending spree.
U.S. opens probe into Honda reporting of Takata air bag failures
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Monday it will examine whether Honda Motor Co Ltd failed to report deaths or injuries involving air bags that are now part of a sweeping federal review.
Citi's Linville slowly turns around bank's card business
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Jud Linville joined Citigroup in 2010 to head its main credit card business, he discovered a card called "Simplicity" that was anything but.
Former UBS executive found not guilty in U.S. tax cheating trial
FORT LAUDERDALE Fla. (Reuters) - A former top banker who headed global wealth management at UBS AG was found not guilty on Monday on U.S. charges of conspiring with wealthy Americans to hide $20 billion in secret offshore accounts.
JPMorgan says justice department probing forex business
(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co said the U.S. Justice Department was conducting a criminal investigation into its foreign exchange business.
France in push to break EU financial transactions tax deadlock
PARIS (Reuters) - France sought on Tuesday to break the deadlock over plans among 11 EU countries for a tax on financial transactions with a proposal to levy a fee on trading shares in their companies' according to where brokers are based.
Merkel says euro zone extremely fragile
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday the euro zone was extremely fragile and made clear Europe's biggest economy would not borrow more to invest, resisting pressure from some of its partners to do more to boost growth.
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