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Alibaba’s Underwriters Are Bullish on the Stock — Analysts at the investment banks that helped Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. sell shares in its initial public offering are out with their first recommendations on the stock, and for the most part, they say "buy." Five of the six main underwriters listed for the IPO-which raised $25 billion, making it the biggest ever-initiated coverage of the Chinese e-commerce firm's stock with ratings equivalent to "buy."

Alibaba Finds More Friends on Wall Street — The Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. cheering section just got some hefty new additions. But one bank that had a big role in its initial public offering is more subdued. Analysts for the banks that led the Chinese e-commerce company's IPO are out with mostly bullish views on the stock today.

International Slowdown Drags Less on 3Q Than Forecast, Says BofA — With nearly half of the companies in the S&P 500 having reported third-quarter earnings, it looks like some worries about international exposure have been unfounded - for now. Going into earnings season, strategists and investors worried that slowing economic growth in Europe and China could take a bite out of sales for U.S.

Wall Street jumps on solid earnings — Before the cookie settings change will take effect, Safari must restart. To restart Safari press and hold the Home button (for around five seconds) until the iPhone/iPad display goes blank and the home screen appears.

Bernstein Analyst Was First on Amgen Split-But Missed Its 20% Rally — A letter from activist hedge fund Third Point LLC proposing an Amgen Inc. split-up included an unusual hat-tip: It said a Wall Street analyst was first to suggest the move. But investors who followed the analyst's recommendation to the letter missed out on a rally.

Morning MoneyBeat: Mom and Pop Not Abandoning Stocks Just Yet — Morning MoneyBeat is the Journal's pre-market primer packed with market updates, insights and must-read news links. Send us tips, suggestions and complaints: Click here to receive this morning newsletter via email MARKET SNAP: At 6:05 a.m. ET, S&P 500 futures up 1.2%. 10-Year Treasury yield lower at 2.19%.

Bargain Hunters Pounce on Investor Panic — Buying the dip is alive and well on Wall Street, as investors scour global markets for cheap stocks from the energy and technology sectors to raw materials. Few portfolio managers and traders claim to know whether the October swoon that has shaved more than 5% off the Dow Jones Industrial Average has run its course.

It’s Gut Check Time for U.S. Investors — A pullback in the Dow industrials and an uptick in big price swings haven't rattled investors' faith in U.S. stocks. That optimism will be tested in the weeks ahead as investors scour economic data and earnings reports for signs that Europe's malaise, a slowdown in China and the resurgent dollar will undercut U.S.

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Oct 31, 2014

@gabbystern it's great! It's almost tough to walk in Ditmas Park right now -completely packed w sugar-addled costumed kids having a blast

Oct 31, 2014

Halloween : Brooklyn children :: Mardi Gras : frat boys

Oct 31, 2014

RT @crampell: Fed statements are getting longer and more complex, now written @ a higher reading grade level…

Oct 29, 2014

@srussolillo @WSJMoneyBeat also, don't see her on Twitter, but CCing noted Mila-Kunis husband @aplusk

Oct 29, 2014

Before @srussolillo leaves us (and he will be missed!) he has a formal apology for Mila Kunis.… v @WSJMoneyBeat

Oct 29, 2014

Wall Street raves over Alibaba--but one underwriter is kind of "meh" via @WSJMoneyBeat $BABA

Oct 24, 2014

RT @imjasondiamond: "And that was the year when Vice and Ebola finally ruined Brooklyn for all of us." - Me to my grandkids.

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