The financial sector will be well represented, with quarterly reports due from the likes of Goldman Sachs and American Express, as well as the tech sector.
The new product allows merchants to take advantage of the company's ecosystem, making online selling easier. It's also got the potential to be a threat to eBay.
The Dow and S&P 500 move higher after 5 days of losses. Still, a strong open fades as worries about a government shutdown build. Bed Bath & Beyond jumps on strong earnings.
In an effort to strengthen its PayPal payments business, the online commerce giant agreed to an all-cash transaction to snap up the payment processor and its mobile app Venmo.
Struggling to pay rising pension and health care costs, it has a plan to cut benefits -- which a court will have to rule on.
The giant social media enterprise gets much bigger as it pursues innovative strategies.
Online social networks -- and e-shopping habits -- are among the clues to creditworthiness lenders can now assess.
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