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Today's stock market news focuses on earnings and the release of a backlog of economic data that was delayed due to the federal government shutdown.
September's U.S. home sales report weighed on stocks this morning. Sales fell 1.9% last month as prices rose along with mortgage rates, according the National Association of Realtors. Sales fell to an annual rate of 5.29 million, a tad lower than the 5.3 million economists expected.
Crude oil futures have sunk about 1% to $99.86, breaking below $100, while gold is up slightly at $1,317 per ounce for December delivery after ending last week up 3.7%, the strongest weekly gain since August.