Internet search giant Google missed Wall Street's estimates for revenue, earnings per share and paid-per-clicks for the third quarter, and shares fell about 3% after hours.
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And there was a flurry of government activity on Thursday, following growing Ebola contagion concerns, including a number of school closures in Ohio and Texas. Dallas County will not, however, declare a state of emergency in the county. Mayor Mike Rawlings told FOX Business that they could monitor suspected patients more effectively without declaring a state of emergency. Head to FOXBusiness.com/OnCall for the full interview.
Taking a look at the markets, volatility walloped investors on Thursday, with the Volatility Index recording its biggest four-day spread in three years. And the Dow crossed the unchanged line 70 times before finishing down for a sixth-straight day -- it's longest losing streak in 14 months.
Here's what's coming up tomorrow: September Housing Starts at 8:30 a.m. ET, then a glimpse into the state of the American consumer with consumer sentiment set to be released at 9:55 a.m. ET. On the earnings front, we'll hear from General Electric, Honeywell and Morgan Stanley, all set to report ahead of the bell. And of course we'll continue watching the markets and all the breaking news on Ebola.
Be sure to check out all of today's interview on FOXBusiness.com/OnCall and tune into Countdown to the Closing Bell every week day at 3 p.m. ET.