An employee handles waste at the packaging department of the Nestle Dongguan Ltd. factory in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China. The country this week posted faster-than-projected economic growth for the third quarter.
Stocks fell Wednesday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average back into the red for the year and breaking the S&P 500's four-day winning streak.
In this May 8, 2008, file photo, blank U.S. Treasury checks are seen on a roll at the Philadelphia Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies.
Japan's exports rose in September, helped by a weaker yen, but the nation's trade deficit also edge up from a year earlier.
At work on a 787 Dreamliner. Costs for the 787 rose 3.9 percent over the last three months. Credit Randall Hill/Reuters. Continue reading the main story.