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AT&T and Time Warner ink a massive deal; Big (Apple) Mac event; Earnings mega-week


AT&T buys Time Warner for $85 billion 1. AT&T to buy Time Warner: The two companies will authority a collective alarm Monday with added capacity on the $85 billion accord appear Saturday. The alliance will be the one of the better media tie-ups of all time if it is accustomed by federal regulators. The accretion positions AT&T to attempt with Comcast and Disney, the better names in media and entertainment. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes will abide at the captain while the accord is beneath review, which could booty added than a year. (Time Warner is the ancestor aggregation of .) 2. Big anniversary for Apple: The customer tech behemothic is accepted to bare a beginning band of Mac computers at a media accident on Thursday. The MacBook Pro hasn t gotten a above brace in four years, and the MacBook Air has been abundantly the aforementioned back 2010. The accident comes on the heels of Apple s (AAPL , Tech30) third division results, which it shares on Tuesday. We ll get actual aboriginal numbers on the iPhone 7, which went on auction about the apple aftermost month. 3. Balance galore: We re in the blubbery of balance season. This week s abundant accumulation includes Samsung, Visa, Ford (F ) , Amazon, Boeing (BA ) , Coke, Alphabet (GOOGL , Tech30) and Twitter. Samsung s alarm on Wednesday could arresting the admeasurement of accident wrought by the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 catastrophe. Investors will additionally punch in Wednesday to see if Nintendo offers added capacity on its anew appear Switch console. Visa s (V ) after-effects on Monday will appearance how abundant its accord with Costco is advantageous off. And on Thursday, Twitter (TWTR , Tech30) s alarm could accommodate much-needed acumen on the company s approaching — abnormally now that takeover affairs attending bleak. 4. Economic bellwethers: The United States will absolution its aboriginal apprehend on third division GDP Friday. Economists (and, best likely, Democratic presidential applicant Hillary Clinton) are bridge their fingers for stronger numbers than were acquaint this spring. America s abridgement grew alone 1.2% amid April and June, compared to the aforementioned aeon the year before. The cardinal fell beneath abounding predictions. 5. Coming this week: Monday – AT&T and Time Warner alarm and AT&T earnings, Visa balance Tuesday – Apple, GM (GM ) , Fiat-Chrysler (FCAU ) and Chipotle (CMG ) balance Wednesday – Southwest Airlines (LUV ) , Nintendo, Airbus, Boeing, Coca-Cola (KO ) balance Thursday – Apple s Mac reveal; Alphabet, Samsung, Amazon (AMZN , Tech30) , Twitter, Ford, UPS (UPS ) , ConocoPhillips (COP ) balance Friday – MasterCard (MA ) and Anheuser-Busch (BUD ) earnings, third-quarter U.S. GDP (New York) Aboriginal appear October 23, 2016: 8:02 AM ET

Debate reactions; ECB expectations; Tesla talk


A final awful agitation in 90 abnormal 1. Agitation reactions: Investors are blockage calm afterwards a awful presidential agitation that alveolate Donald Trump adjoin Hillary Clinton. U.S. banal futures are captivation steady. European markets are alloyed in aboriginal trading, with investors appearing ambiguous on which way to go. Asian markets mostly concluded with absolute results. The markets acknowledgment to the agitation was adequately muted, said Kathleen Brooks, analysis administrator at City Index in London. Some of the behavior that Clinton laid out during the final debate, including college taxes, changes to the bloom affliction area and blooming activity initiatives, could agitate markets in the long-term. Click blueprint for all-embracing premarket data. Related: Investors absolutely appetite Clinton to win 2. ECB expectations: The European Axial Bank will advertise its latest budgetary action accommodation and again authority a columnist appointment at 9:30 a.m. ET. Markets are not assured any above action changes. The big focus will be on whether ECB President Mario Draghi gives any hints about his affairs for the axial bank s massive bread-and-butter bang program. As of appropriate now, the affairs is set to blanket up in aboriginal 2017. Related: Fear & Greed Index 3. Focus on autos — Tesla, Mitsubishi: Shares in Tesla (TSLA ) attending set to dip back markets accessible as investors acknowledge to the automaker s self-driving car announcement. Tesla on Wednesday apparent new technology that will accomplish its cars absolutely self-driving. Tesla expects that by the end of 2017, these cars should be able to drive from New York City to Los Angeles afterwards the disciplinarian accepting to do anything. Meanwhile, investors are watching Mitsubishi Motors, which is accepted to advertise that Nissan arch Carlos Ghosn will add to his duties and serve as administrator of the scandal-plagued firm. Shares were up about 3% on Thursday in Tokyo. 4. Market movers — American Express, eBay, oil: American Express (AXP ) shares are cutting up and eBay (EBAY ) shares are aerobatics by about 7% premarket as investors acknowledge to new balance appear on Wednesday afternoon. Crude futures are dipping by about 1% afterwards oil hit its accomplished akin in a year on Wednesday. 5. Earnings: Balance division rolls on with annual letters afore the alarm from American Airlines (AAL ) , Nestle (NSRGY ) , IMAX (IMAX ) , Verizon (VZ , Tech30) , Union Pacific (UNP ) and Dunkin Brands (DNKN ) . PayPal (PYPL , Tech30) , E*Trade (ETFC ) and Microsoft (MSFT , Tech30) plan to absolution balance afterwards the close. Related: s Tech30 6. Coming this week: Thursday – Verizon (VZ , Tech30) balance
Friday – McDonald s (MCD ) balance (London) First appear October 20, 2016: 5:00 AM ET

Passport Plum and Groundspeed Graphite : Delta unveils new uniforms


Delta Air Lines is accepting a new attending for the runway. The cardinal two U.S. airline apparent a new set of artist uniforms for 60,000 of its advisers on Tuesday, the aboriginal above check for the airline in a decade. All three of the better U.S. carriers, even with profit, accept apparent redesigned uniforms in contempo years, a axial allotment of an airline s branding. Delta broke artist Zac Posen for its new uniforms, replacing its accepted uniforms for its flight attendants, aboideau abettor and technicians. The accepted uniforms predate Delta s 2008 alliance with Northwest Airlines. Land s End will accumulation the uniforms to the Atlanta-based airline. Related: Delta expects airfares to accumulate falling Posen called the designs afterwards an alliterative and travel-inspired blush palette. Flight accessory dresses, wraps and brim apparel will be a Passport Plum and three-piece apparel will appear in Groundspeed Graphite. Technical advisers alive on the access or at its TechOps analysis will abrasion Skyline Slate and Cruising Cardinal in the generally acrid environments alive with and about aircraft. Delta s new uniforms. About 1,000 of the airline s 60,000 advanced band agents will activate testing the new uniforms in December. Those real-world trials will aftermost until aboriginal 2017 so the designs can be tweaked. The new uniforms will cycle out in the aboriginal division of 2018. An airline agent beneath to say how abundant Delta (DAL ) spent to advance the new uniforms. The new uniforms are addition adumbration that the airline business is in acceptable banking health. The industry has been restructured over the accomplished decade through a alternation of bankruptcies and mergers. The three better airlines are anniversary afterlight their uniforms as a allotment of a ample overhaul. The facelifts accommodate new fuel-efficient airliners that accept adapted interiors advised to bout their newly-outfitted staff. Related: Check out Delta s new all-suite business chic Rolling out new uniforms isn t consistently easy. When American Airlines debuted new uniforms in September, it was the aboriginal above check for abounding of its agents back the 1980s. But flight associates accept complained that the new absolute uniforms fabricated them sick, causing bark affliction and headaches, according to the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, the abutment apery American s berth staff. A agent for American (AAL ) said the acknowledgment to its new uniforms has been overwhelmingly positive , but said that some flight associates accept accomplished itchiness. The carrier has been alms a non-wool advantage to employees. We appetite to get it appropriate for everyone, the agent said. United (UAL ) said in March that it began testing revisions to its three-year old uniforms afterwards many United advisers accept bidding frustrations about the backbone and functionality. A United backer said Tuesday it completed testing over the summer and its new uniforms will be deployed in aboriginal 2017. (New York) Aboriginal appear October 18, 2016: 5:33 PM ET

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 flight ban spreading worldwide


The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle: A timeline It s time to leave your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at home. Or bigger yet, aloof get rid of it. The Note 7 is acceptable more blackballed on planes worldwide. At atomic eight all-embracing airlines are prohibiting Note 7 owners from bringing the smartphone on their flights. That agency travelers additionally cannot backpack the accessory in arrested accoutrements or attache luggage. AirAsia, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Malaysia Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Air New Zealand accept all appear bans on the phone. Related: FAA banning Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from all flights Those announcements appear afterwards U.S. government regulators appear agnate bans. The U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aerodynamics Administration appear an emergency adjustment aftermost anniversary preventing Note 7 owners from bringing their phones on planes or in luggage. U.S. admiral said cartage who affront those rules could face fines or bent prosecution. The restrictions are axle up for Samsung s (SSNLF ) afflicted phone, which has been appear to bolt fire. Afterwards a bootless attack to advertise a new adaptation of the phone, the South Korean aggregation said aftermost anniversary that it would stop authoritative and affairs all Note 7s. The Hong Kong All-embracing Airport and Canadian aerodynamics ascendancy Transport Canada accept additionally banned the phone. (New York) First appear October 16, 2016: 4:59 PM ET

Two planes clip wings at Newark Airport


Two planes abrupt addition tips at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday, an FAA agent said. There were no letters of injuries, according to the spokesperson. A Lufthansa Airbus A340 and United Airlines Flight 88 Boeing B777 abrupt appropriate addition tips at 5:23 p.m. The United flight from Beijing to Newark was taxiing in the aerodrome afterwards landing back it affected a Lufthansa plane, according to United Airlines agent Maddie King. Both planes were towed to their corresponding gates, according to the FAA agent and King.The United even had 150 cartage and 15 aggregation associates on board, according to King, and the Lufthansa even was not accustomed any cartage at the time of the collision, the FAA agent said. The United flight is actuality inspected by aliment staff, King said. The FAA affairs to investigate the incident.