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It's been a bad month for markets, it's true. But Wall Street managed a small treat for Halloween: Stocks rallied for a second day while the dollar added to a 16-month high and Treasury yields jumped. —David E. Rovella

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For equity and quant hedge funds, though, there was no sweetness to be found in October. They've had the worst of it.

The U.S. Treasury announced debt sales will surpass levels last seen in the aftermath of the financial crisis.
Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled to death as soon as he entered Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkish officials said. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon, meanwhile, said boycotting a Saudi business conference accomplished nothing.

Michael R. Bloomberg writes in Bloomberg Opinion that U.S. President Donald Trump's recent immigration policies, including sending thousands of troops to the Mexico border and threatening to undo birthright citizenship, show why a Democratic-controlled Congress is necessary.

New aircraft aren’t always the safest. They’ve been involved in several incidents before this week’s disaster in Indonesia.

Bloomberg Businessweek reports on a get rich-quick scheme that almost killed an entire German soccer team.

What's Joe Weisenthal thinking about? The Bloomberg news director can't figure out why the markets went nuts in October, but he has a clue.

What you'll need to know tomorrow

These are the charts that are scaring Wall Street.This is where luxury home prices are rising the most.Welcome to the technology stock implosion.Venezuela's party beaches are now filthy and deserted.Where to do business in 2019, and where to avoid.GM had a great quarter, so it's planning big job cuts.Sports-talk star Mike Francesa's app has thousands of subscribers.

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How America Became a Nation of Yoga Pants

The first pair of yoga pants Lululemon sold were a simple item for women to wear at the studio. They were a mix of nylon and Lycra—synthetic elastic fibers that provided the stretch and softness needed to manage sweat-inducing contortions. Two decades later, those pants have built a $48 billion industry.

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