U.S. antitrust regulators have
little reason to oppose plans by Google's parent
Alphabet to buy Fitbit, but that does not mean, backed a
bevy of anti-Google lawmakers, U.S. officials won't give the
proposed purchase extra scrutiny.
Dallas Federal Reserve Bank
President Robert Kaplan said on Friday he went along with the
U.S. central bank's rate cut this week contingent on the Fed
signaling that no further decreases to borrowing costs were
likely, barring a material change in the economic outlook.
Yields on U.S. government bonds
rose on Friday morning after domestic job growth slowed less
than expected in October, but then pared some of those gains
after the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing
indexes were weaker than forecast.