U.S. stocks fell, snapping a three-day rally for the Dow industrials that had lifted the benchmark from six-month lows. After trading nearly flat for most of the morning, stocks tilted lower just before noon.
Kathleen A. Murphy was left a widow when her wife, from a marriage in Massachusetts, died of cancer in 2012. Last year, Ms. Murphy, 62, applied to the Social Security Administration for spousal survivor's benefits and the standard lump-sum death payment.
Japan's exports rose in September, helped by a weaker yen, but the nation's trade deficit also edge up from a year earlier.
The increasing reach of Amazon has brick-and-mortar retailers changing their game plans. The latest is Target, who for the first time is offering free shipping.
yelp-sticker Yelp posted stronger than expected earnings Wednesday, but cautious guidance sent shares tumbling in after-hours trading.