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Situational awareness:

  • Tesla stock jumped as much as 20% in after-hours trading after it reported a profit in Q3 after two consecutive quarterly losses. (CNBC)
  • Microsoft beat analysts' estimates on earnings and revenue as strength in its cloud-computing business helped deliver strong growth. (WSJ)
  • Ford cut its full-year forecast by $500 million amid lower profit margins and plunging sales in its latest quarter. (Bloomberg)
  • The U.S.-China trade war has stoked Chinese nationalism and anti-American sentiment that is bleeding further into marketing decisions and consumer buying habits. (Bloomberg Businessweek)