8. -- Samsung's operating profit hit another record high in the July-September quarter, likely driven by robust sales of its cheaper mid-range smartphones in developing countries.
9. -- Potbelly's initial public offering of 7.5 million shares was priced at $14 a share, above expectations. The sandwich maker has expected the offering to be priced at between $12 and $13 a share. The stock is expected to begin trading Friday on Nasdaq under symbol "PBPB."
10. -- Forest Oil (FST) said it will sell certain oil and gas assets in the Texas panhandle for $1 billion. The stock fell 0.9% on Thursday to $6.35.
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