Here are five things you must know for Thursday, Nov. 2:
Stocks on Wednesday, Nov. 1, finished mixed as the Federal Reserve held the federal funds rate at 1% to 1.25%, a widely expected decision from the Fed following their two-day meeting.
Facebook and other tech giants have testified before Congress this week about the role their platforms and services played in Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.
"Our community continues to grow and our business is doing well," wrote CEO Mark Zuckerberg. "But none of that matters if our services are used in ways that don't bring people closer together. We're serious about preventing abuse on our platforms. We're investing so much in security that it will impact our profitability. Protecting our community is more important than maximizing our profits."
Cramer said Facebook's statement "may give investors some pause, but we want to reiterate how resilient the company has been in this banner year amid the pressures laid out just a year ago. We expect Facebook to continue to deliver strong results like it did this quarter, and we are confident the company will navigate past the challenges it has discussed."
Facebook reported third-quarter earnings of $1.59 a share, well ahead of estimates of $1.28, while revenue in the quarter jumped 47% from a year earlier to $10.33 billion.
5. -- The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday to claim the first title in franchise history.
Astros outfielder George Springer was named World Series MVP.
This story has been updated from 6:49 a.m. ET.
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