While German data are surprisingly weak, Chinese reports indicate the slowdown in growth had eased.
US factory output expanded in September, bucking the contraction pattern seen in China, Japan and the eurozone. 3M will buy Ceradyne for $860 million.
The nation is so important because it is expected to become one of the largest commercial aviation markets in the world in the coming decades.
Demand for new airplanes in the Asia-Pacific region is more evenly balanced between single- and twin-aisle craft.
The central bank announces more stimulus measures. Weekly jobless claims rise sharply. Wholesale inflation increases the most in 3 years. Apple remains in focus after its iPhone 5 announcement.
The lackluster performance of the aerospace giant's stock makes it a potential comeback kid.
Stocks are higher as investors await word from the Federal Reserve.
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