UK productivity falls as the economy continues to lag. US consumer comfort declines. Employment drops to 4.2. The BLS might have manipulated the wages to make it look a lot better than it really is. September jobs were a disaster in the hospitality area. Pension problems are hitting many cities. The Toronto housing market is falling apart. Did the Fischer step down because he knew inflation was coming. Spanish courts are trying to block the Catalan independence vote. Russia and Saudi leaders meet and agree on a oil deal and a weapons deal. Saudi Arabia is pivoting away from the US and towards Russia. US troops can now fire in Afghanistan. North Korea keeps shouting about war, but they are not making any preparations. The IS and Site Intelligence are pushing the idea that Paddock was radicalized. Was Stephen Paddock working with the intelligence agencies. Julian Assange says most terror plots are orchestrated by the FBI.