By Peter Schroeder - 10/27/11 01:20 PM EDT
European leaders have agreed to an outline of a plan to settle the continent's debt crisis.
Stock futures are spiking on news of the potential deal.
Fed watchers want to know what the central bank means when it mentions "significant downside risks" to the economy.
High oil prices helped ExxonMobil's profits jump 41 percent to $10.3 billion in the last quarter.
Ruth Madoff, wife of Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, admits that she and her husband attempted suicide after his fraud emerged.