Banks accounted for less than half the mortgage dollars extended to borrowers last quarter, reflecting the growing role of less risk-averse nonbank lenders.

The Fed left rates unchanged but sent new signals it could move next month, noting that inflation has "increased somewhat."

Facebook's profit nearly tripled as revenue soared 56%, but shares tumbled after hours due to a caution about advertising growth.

Wells Fargo is facing an SEC probe over whether it violated investor disclosures and other matters relating to its sales-tactics scandal.

The U.S. filed an antitrust suit against AT&T's DirecTV, alleging collusion in connection with a bitter dispute over SportsNet LA.

Oil futures tumbled 2.9% to $45.34 a barrel on a report of the biggest weekly U.S. crude surplus on record.

Stocks extended a losing streak on election concerns and oil's slump. The Dow fell 77.46 points to 17959.64.

Five stocks have been responsible for 81% of the Dow's gains this year.

Whole Foods scrapped its dual-CEO leadership and posted its first annual drop in comparable sales.

Valeant is exploring a sale of its eye-surgery equipment business.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

November 03, 2016 02:47 ET (06:47 GMT)

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