Wall Street’s strong October suggests happy holidays ahead—and beyond

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Barring a sudden drop, the likes of which wouldn’t have been seen on Wall Street for years, major U.S. stock indexes are on track to end October sharply higher. That’s good news for investors looking out toward the next six to 12 months. See full story.

Bitcoin surges to fresh record above $6,400 as CME plans digital-currency futures

The No. 1 digital currency carved out a fresh record high on Tuesday, its persistent upward momentum fueled by a prominent exchange’s plans to kick off a futures contract based on bitcoin. See full story.

To take the fight to Nike, Under Armour got too big too fast

Under Armour’s growth, an attempt to keep up with well-established companies like Nike and Lululemon, has driven down results, experts say. See full story.

Will Trump pick a Fed chair who would undermine his agenda?

Donald Trump’s choice as chair of the Federal Reserve could undermine his agenda on bringing back manufacturing jobs, writes Michael Madowitz. See full story.

How Trump has influenced the new boom in political-genre movies in Hollywood

Will all these political movies make any money at the box office? See full story.

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