Week at a glance: All stories

7:23am: Many publicly traded companies spend millions a year for political influence. It hasn't done much for their stock performance. More
7:10am: In the last five years, pumpkin sales have risen 34% as people demand pumpkin in everything from beer to beef jerky. More
5:35am: Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day. More
4:42am: The pro-democracy demonstrators of Hong Kong's "Umbrella Revolution" might just be the world's nicest protesters. More
11:05pm: Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong are using FireChat to improve communication and organize. More
7:41pm: Three representatives have asked Republicans to discuss the regulator's coziness with Wall Street. More
5:22pm: The S&P 500 lost 1.5% in September, its worst performance since January. Is this a blip or a turning point? More
2:51pm: Microsoft showed off the new Windows 10 at an event for business customers Tuesday. More
2:11pm: After a unanimous 5-0 vote Tuesday, the FCC ended a 40-year-old ruling that blacked out NFL games in local broadcast areas. More
1:37pm: California Governor Edmund Brown signs a law banning single-use, plastic bags at grocery stores, pharmacies and other retailers beginning next year. More
1:06pm: The Internet is riddled with holes and bugs, and it is beyond repair. More
1:00pm: Carl Icahn is on a hot streak. The activist investor is known to play hard ball. It worked again with eBay. More
12:30pm: If startups begin imploding, it could infect Wall Street, especially young tech stocks that haven't been profitable for long. More
11:47am: CNNMoney's Italian-American investing correspondents did a taste test of Olive Garden's food. They agree with hedge fund Starboard: It's not very appetizing. More
11:24am: Testing whether the iPhone 6 Plus BendGate controversy is real, some are testing it out in Apple Stores. More
11:07am: To recruit new members, ISIS uses popular social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. More
10:34am: Even limited air operations could cost up to $4 billion a year, says a think tank, while large ground forces could cost $1.8 billion a month. More
10:24am: Germany risks slipping into its third recession since the global financial crisis, piling pressure on Europe to do more to stimulate its stagnant economy. More
10:05am: Piers Morgan's new job: Daily Mail U.S. editor-at-large More
10:00am: Even if your bank account doesn't have millions, you can still employ the investment strategies of the wealthy. More
9:15am: Case-Shiller's national index shows that price gains slowed in July for the seventh straight month. More
8:42am: News and REA team up to buy Move for more than $1 billion. More
8:00am: Wine in anything but a glass bottle used to get a bad rap. But times are changing. More
7:50am: Grocery chain is the latest victim of malware. More
7:24am: Online auction site eBay to spins off online payment service PayPal. More
7:14am: Europe's top regulator is accusing Ireland of striking a deal with Apple back in 1991 that helped the tech giant artificially lower its tax bill for over two decades. More
6:51am: This mom of four only makes $29,000 a year and is losing $400 a month because the state is garnishing her paycheck over a debt. Now she is about to be evicted from her apartment. More
6:46am: If you're one of the millions of Americans getting your pay garnished because of outstanding debt, it's important to know your rights. More
5:03am: Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day. More
2:56am: Apple has been granted regulatory approval by the Chinese government to sell the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. More
1:19am: As demonstrations continue to disrupt normal operations in Hong Kong, both experts and residents are considering the long-term impact that the pro-democracy protest will have on the international finance hub. More
11:07pm: The "Crouching Tiger" sequel will be the culmination of Netflix's long-held goal to let subscribers see films at the same time they're in movie theaters. More
6:51pm: On Wednesday, 17% of First Green Bank's 66 employees will get a raise under the company's new "living wage" program. The guarantee: At least about $30,000 a year. More
5:12pm: Ello wants to capitalize on those who have gripes with Facebook -- can it work? More
5:06pm: This is Wal-Mart's latest move to build up its online presence as it struggles to compete with retailers like Amazon. More
4:50pm: The automaker also announced major losses in Russia and Latin America. More
3:13pm: While borrowers were trying to save their homes from foreclosure, Flagstar Bank sat on important documents and 'drove borrowers into foreclosure,' authorities said. More
2:52pm: Facebook launched a new line of business Monday that will display advertisements on computers and mobile devices to users on sites across the Web. More
1:53pm: The dollar has soared to levels not seen in four years. Here's why it matters. More
1:36pm: Despite service that 'sucked,' an Iowa couple leaves a $100 tip for the waiter to prove a point about kindness and the life of a waiter in America. More
12:24pm: Investors could yank a whopping $400 billion of assets from Pimco following last week's surprise exit of legendary founder Bill Gross. More
11:48am: Forbes says the richest 400 people in America made $270 billion this year. All told, the group has a staggering $2.29 trillion in combined wealth. More
11:41am: DreamWorks Animation has an inconsistent track record in Hollywood and on Wall Street. Could Japan's SoftBank change things by buying the studio? More
11:03am: The Dow drops as investors fret about pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and the overall global economy More
10:40am: More people bought cars, furniture and cell phones in August, a positive sign for the economy. More
9:30am: Comcast says it is taking steps to improve its famously bad customers service, naming new executive to deal with problems. More
9:20am: Hack the Hood teaches low-income youth in Oakland how to build websites for small businesses. It's only a year old but is already having a big impact on students like Nhat Ho. More
9:09am: The must-have mommy accessory wasn't intended for mommies at all, but celebrities and chic parents across the world have gone gaga for Bugaboo strollers. More
9:07am: Massachusetts is the first state to pass an initiative helping foreign entrepreneurs bypass the H-1B visa quota. More
8:40am: As deductibles soar, hospitals are asking patients to pay their deductibles and co-payments before getting treatment. More
8:20am: The fastest growing cities in the nation are ones with reasonably priced homes. More
5:03am: Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day. More
3:50am: Chinese censors appear to have blocked access to Instagram after images of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong flooded the social media app. More
3:44am: In the past year, fees charged for using an ATM not owned by your bank rose 5%, according to a Bankrate survey. More
2:19am: Key traffic arteries in Hong Kong remained blocked Monday after a crackdown by police failed to dislodge pro-democracy protesters. More
8:10pm: Of course it's a stunt, a made-up celebration of the juice on which America runs (if you believe one sales pitch). More
5:23pm: After sellout New York function, Modi sets to do business and meet with top CEOs, including Google's Eric Schmidt, Citigroup's Michael Corbat and Pepsico's Indra Nooyi. More
4:44pm: Harley-Davidson is recalling about 126,000 motorcycles over a problem with the clutch that could cause crashes, and a smaller number for a possible fuel tank leak. More
2:49pm: The "valet mode" could run afoul of recording consent laws, so GM told owners and dealers to either not use the feature or "obtain consent from the vehicle's occupants." More
12:12pm: Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants Congress to look into allegations the New York Federal Reserve blocked one of its own from criticizing Goldman Sachs. More
8:23am: It's not just little leaguers who can learn a thing or two from Derek Jeter. More
6:43pm: Hello Ello (Peace out, Facebook!) More
6:15pm: This week, PayPal took its first venture into the world of all-digital money. Merchants can now start accepting Bitcoin as payment. More
6:11pm: The life insurance industry may have a new tool to help determine rates for customers: the iPhone. More
4:27pm: The bond king has left the building. Should investors hit the exits too? More
4:03pm: A report by This American Life reveals audio that alleges regulators at the Federal Reserve were cozy with Goldman Sachs More
1:16pm: Activist fund Starboard Value Partners released a letter to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Friday urging her to consider a strategic deal with AOL. Both stocks rose on the news. More
1:13pm: Woman says hit movie is taken from her autobiography, and wants Disney to stop marketing it. More
10:54am: Ford says it is recalling 850,000 cars because short circuit could prevent air bag from deploying in a crash. More
10:45am: Families of girls killed in 2006 crash in Wisconsin are the first to accept deal offered by compensation fund. More
10:03am: If you want a measure of the price Russia is paying for the Ukraine crisis, look no further than its free-falling currency. More
9:14am: Bond King Bill Gross dropped a bombshell on the financial world Friday by announcing he's leaving Pimco for Janus Capital Group More
8:52am: Apple releases new software, iOS 8.0.2 More
7:30am: BlackBerry lost money again and sales plummeted from the same period last year. But smartphone shipments topped forecasts and the company is no longer burning through cash. More
4:58am: Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day. More
11:33pm: Prominent venture capitalist Marc Andreessen has a message for Silicon Valley startups: Get your spending under control now. More
7:34pm: Nike definitely brought its A game to the the online playing field where its sales are up 70%. More
6:11pm: The company behind G.I. Joe muscles into Mattel's territory and takes its key Disney Princess franchise. More
5:10pm: Marking the first lawsuits of their kind, a federal agency sues two companies for allegedly discriminating against transgender employees. More
4:43pm: The cost of the latest military escalation is still small compared to the Iraq war that began in 2003. But costs are rising. More
4:38pm: The German sports car maker boasts that it will soon be the top maker of plug-in hybrid vehicles. More
3:44pm: Some reviewers say 'Transparent' is not just Amazon's best TV show to date, it's the best new show anywhere this fall. More
3:25pm: Apple said Thursday that nine iPhone 6 Plus buyers complained about their phones bending since the devices went on sale last week. More
3:24pm: The NBA team's new owner is perhaps best known for his passion for Microsoft when he was CEO of the company, and he's bringing his product loyalty to the new job. More
2:11pm: Chrysler is recalling cars with an ignition problem similar to the one tied to at least 21 deaths at GM, although Chrysler said its problem didn't cause any injuries or deaths. More
2:09pm: The CFPB has now ordered banks, credit card companies and lenders to refund a total of $4.6 billion to 15 million customers. More
12:41pm: Fans of Bill Simmons took to Twitter to support the suspended writer and host. More
12:01pm: The stock market is experiencing a selloff as technology stocks like Apple take a tumble. More
11:46am: Unless there is a real oil supply shock in Iraq and Syria, oil prices may continue to fall due to a stronger dollar, fears of weaker demand from Europe and the U.S. shale gas boom. More
10:36am: The iPhone 6 is a gorgeous, well-built phone. But you might not love everything that comes inside. More
10:05am: It will cost you 72-times more to watch TV each year than it will to power up your iPhone 6. More
10:04am: There's a lot of hype around STEM: Is there a job shortage and how do we fix it? Here's what you need to know. More
8:50am: Professional services firm KPMG is taking the unusual step of arranging preferential mortgage rates for its 12,000 U.K. employees. More
7:06am: The skeptical finance blog holds serious sway on Wall Street and in Washington even though stocks have soared since it was founded. More
4:52am: Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day. More
12:38am: India's successful mission to Mars is a triumph of low-cost engineering and government efficiency. More