Meredith makes a deal for Time Inc., Funko gets a nice pop, YouTube is in hot water

Here’s a look at some of the stocks the Yahoo Finance team will be watching for you today.

Media company Meredith (MDP) is teaming up with the Koch brothers to buy Time Inc. (TIME) for nearly $3B. In a statement, Meredith said the Kochs will not have seats on the board and won’t have influence on Meredith’s editorial or managerial operations.

Funko (FNKO) is getting a nice pop today after JPMorgan initiated coverage of the toy company with a rating of Overweight and a price target of $14 a share. Funko went public earlier this month and had the worst first-day return of any IPO in 17 years.

Google’s (GOOGL) YouTube is in hot water today. Several major advertisers froze spending on the video-sharing site after their ads were paired with videos that exploited kids. An investigation found pedophiles were commenting on videos of scantily clad children and then the YouTube algorithm was directing them to similar videos.

Apple (AAPL) keeps churning out the iPhone X. KGI Securities says Apple manufacturer Foxconn of China is currently shipping half a million iPhone Xs every day. The analyst expects shipments of the X in Q4 to be 10%-20% higher than expected.

  • Super Micro to review hardware for malicious chips
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    Super Micro to review hardware for malicious chips

    Super Micro Computer Inc said on Monday it will review its hardware for any proof of malicious chips as alleged in a recent media report. "Despite the lack of any proof that a malicious hardware chip exists, we are undertaking a complicated and time-consuming review to further address the article

  • Democrats See Strong Enthusiasm As Nevada Early Voting Begins
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    Democrats See Strong Enthusiasm As Nevada Early Voting Begins

    LAS VEGAS ― Gary Witt is standing in the blinding desert sun trying to

  • European stocks climb as Italy responds to EU
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    European stocks climb as Italy responds to EU

    European stock markets climbed Monday, helped by solid gains on the Milan index as investors looked beyond a credit downgrade for Italy, which has told Brussels it will stick to a controversial budget. The dollar rose against major rivals, while oil prices edged higher, as investors tracked geopolitical

  • US general wounded in last week's Afghan insider attack
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    US general wounded in last week's Afghan insider attack

    A US general was shot and wounded in a Taliban-claimed attack on a high-level security meeting last week that killed a powerful Afghan police chief, NATO's mission in Afghanistan said Monday. Brigadier General Jeffrey Smiley was among 13 wounded when a gunman wearing an Afghan security forces uniform

  • Ryanair passenger's racist rant prompts British police investigation
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    Ryanair passenger's racist rant prompts British police investigation

    British police are investigating after footage of a man shouting racist abuse at an elderly black woman on a Ryanair flight went viral over the weekend, with the airline facing criticism over how it dealt with the incident. Ryanair said that they were aware of the matter and had reported it to the police

  • Philip Morris stop-smoking campaign attacked as PR stunt
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    Reuters

    Philip Morris stop-smoking campaign attacked as PR stunt

    Marlboro cigarette maker Philip Morris International PM.N drew accusations of hypocrisy on Monday after using a four-page newspaper advertisement to urge smokers to quit cigarettes. The wraparound advertisment covering Monday's Daily Mirror tabloid is part of Philip Morris's 2 million pound

  • Indonesia $200m in arrears on fighter project: S. Korea
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    Indonesia $200m in arrears on fighter project: S. Korea

    Indonesia has demanded new terms from South Korea on a joint multi-billion-dollar jet fighter development project, as Seoul said Monday that Jakarta has not paid its share and is $200 million in arrears. The Korean Fighter Experimental (KF-X) project is an 8-trillion-won ($7-billion) project to develop

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    Two Koreas, U.N. forces agree to remove weapons at border

    North and South Korea and the U.N. Command agreed on Monday to withdraw firearms and guard posts in the demilitarised zone village of Panmunjom this week, Seoul's defence ministry said, the latest move in a fast-improving relationship. The three sides held their second round of talks at Panmunjom

  • Telefonica Deutschland calls for regulators to block Vodafone-Liberty deal
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    Telefonica Deutschland calls for regulators to block Vodafone-Liberty deal

    The head of Telefonica Deutschland called on Monday for EU regulators to block Vodafone's planned acquisition of Liberty Global, saying it would lead to a "quasi-monopolisation" of the German cable TV market. Britain's Vodafone agreed in May to pay $21.8 billion to buy Liberty Global

  • Erdogan adviser dismisses Saudi explanation of Khashoggi killing
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    Erdogan adviser dismisses Saudi explanation of Khashoggi killing

    An adviser to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday dismissed a Saudi assertion that Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight in the kingdom's Istanbul's consulate, one of several accounts of the journalist's disappearance to have emerged from Riyadh. "One cannot help but wonder how there

  • Halt hill-related projects, consumer group tells Penang
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    Halt hill-related projects, consumer group tells Penang

    GEORGE TOWN, Oct 22 — The Penang state government must halt hill-related construction projects pending safety and environmental checks, the Penang Consumers Association (CAP) said today. CAP...

  • US security chief Bolton in Moscow for talks on nuclear treaty
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    US security chief Bolton in Moscow for talks on nuclear treaty

    White House national security advisor John Bolton on Monday began two days of meetings with senior Russian officials following Washington's weekend announcement of its withdrawal from a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty. The Moscow visit by Bolton was planned before the Saturday announcement by

  • Ninth body recovered from Bukit Kukus landslide site
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    Ninth body recovered from Bukit Kukus landslide site

    GEORGE TOWN: A ninth body has been recovered from the rubble of the Bukit Kukus landslide here.The victim has been identified as Mohamad Uzzal, 33, from Bangladesh.He was one of two people still listed by authorities as ‘missing’.The final person still unaccounted for is Mohamad Rajan, also from Bangladesh.Deputy

  • Israel's Mossad chief says high-tech not always a spy's friend
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    Israel's Mossad chief says high-tech not always a spy's friend

    Spying is getting harder because the same technologies that catch terrorists can sometimes uncover foreign intelligence operations, the director of Israel's Mossad said on Monday. Joseph (Yossi) Cohen delivered rare public remarks at a budget conference held by Israel's Finance Ministry. Cohen

  • China finds African swine fever in country's south, fuelling supply worries
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    China finds African swine fever in country's south, fuelling supply worries

    China's three-month old outbreak of African swine fever has spread for the first time to the country's south, its major pork-consuming region, signalling how deeply the deadly disease has permeated the country's pig herd, the world's largest. Two new cases reported in the southwestern

  • Musk promises to keep pups safe in Tesla cars
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    Musk promises to keep pups safe in Tesla cars

    To avoid calls made on seemingly irresponsible parents and pet owners, Elon Musk agreed to implement a display that explains to the outside world that all beings inside are truly safe. This would be an optional feature that you could request when designing your own Model 3.

  • Kedahans elated over Sultan of Kedah installation
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    Kedahans elated over Sultan of Kedah installation

    ALOR SETAR: Kedahans voiced their joy at the installation of Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah as the 20th Sultan of Kedah on Monday. Kedahans from all walks of life made full use of the state-wide public holiday to gather in front of the Istana Anak Bukit as early as 7am to witness

  • Najib deliberately confusing Penang land issue, says Guan Eng
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    Malay Mail

    Najib deliberately confusing Penang land issue, says Guan Eng

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is “deliberately” confused between land sold by the Penang government for revenue in contrast to land sold for national...

  • Germany's Scholz: 'Optimistic' that last-minute Brexit deal can be reached
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    Germany's Scholz: 'Optimistic' that last-minute Brexit deal can be reached

    German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Monday he was optimistic that Britain and the European Union will be able to reach a last-minute agreement on the terms of Britain's departure from the bloc despite remaining differences. "I still want to express my optimism somehow that we can do

  • US must 'think twice' about nuclear treaty pullout: China
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    US must 'think twice' about nuclear treaty pullout: China

    China on Monday called on the United States to "think twice" about its decision to ditch a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia. US President Donald Trump announced over the weekend his plan to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which banned ground-launch

  • These are the top 10 moneymaking cities from travel and tourism
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    These are the top 10 moneymaking cities from travel and tourism

    A new report reveals that Shanghai made the most money from tourism in 2017, raking in USD $35 billion mostly from domestic visitors. 

  • State of Play: Democrats threaten Trump's grip on the Great Lakes
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    State of Play: Democrats threaten Trump's grip on the Great Lakes

    Two years ago, Ohio and other states in the former industrial heartlands of the Great Lakes region catapulted Donald Trump into the White House. Today, in the final stretch to November’s congressional elections, they are showing that Trumpism has its limits as Democrats make surprising gains in races

  • Honduran migrants prepare to march on after Trump vows to halt them
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    Honduran migrants prepare to march on after Trump vows to halt them

    Thousands of Honduran migrants whose trek toward the United States has triggered tirades from US President Donald Trump prepared to continue their march Monday after a second night in Mexico. Mexican authorities had managed to block the "caravan" of migrants on a border bridge between Mexico

  • U.S. General Shot In Taliban Attack In Afghanistan, Pentagon Confirms
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    U.S. General Shot In Taliban Attack In Afghanistan, Pentagon Confirms

    An American general was wounded in an attack by the Taliban in Afghanistan

  • Minister: New youth development programme cheaper than National Service
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    Malay Mail

    Minister: New youth development programme cheaper than National Service

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — The youth programme that will replace the National Civics Bureau (BTN) and National Service programmes will cost around RM70 million, cheaper than the latter programmes, Syed...