Here’s what we’re watching as the U.S. business day gets under way:
Republicans are upbeat in a confirmation for Brett Kavanaugh.
Senators are set for a procedural vote today on the Supreme Court nominee. The FBI investigation ended without new concerns from a handful of undecided senators.
A friend of Christine Blasey Ford felt pressure to revisit her statement. The statement to the FBI offers a glimpse into how Dr. Ford’s allies were working behind the scenes to lobby old classmates to bolster their versions, as were Judge Kavanaugh’s.
"I am an independent, impartial judge." In an Op-Ed published in the Journal, Judge Kavanaugh defended his "forceful and passionate" testimony.
Senate's bipartisanship has been obscured by Kavanaugh fight. The chamber has passed legislation in near-unison to reauthorize the FAA and to advance an opioid bill to the president's desk.
Facebook employees are angry over an executive's support.
Mark Zuckerberg sought to quell employee outrage after Joel Kaplan, Facebook's head of global policy and a friend of Judge Kavanaugh's, appeared at last week's hearing.
The Labor Department’s jobs report is on tap today. Economists will look for any impact from Hurricane Florence on September data. Global stocks were broadly lower ahead of the report, as the rise in Treasury yields continued.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting India. Washington will be closely watching his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today as New Delhi's plans to purchase one of Russia's most advanced weapons systems could face U.S. sanctions.
Beto O'Rourke draws big crowds in Texas. But his supporters tend not to vote—a challenge facing the candidate as he remains dogged by questions that he can turn out legions of young and Hispanic voters any Democrat needs to win an election in Texas.
Trump is aiming to model new trade deals on the revised Nafta. The administration looks to make it a template to redefine rules on everything from labor to how U.S. partners do business with China. Separately, food banks are gearing up for an influx of goods when trucks begin delivering $1.2 billion of agricultural products the government agreed to buy from farmers to ease the pain of tariffs.
Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to anti-sexual violence campaigners. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad were honored for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.