Monday morning headlines

Stocks edge lower: Not much action is expected on the day before the election. Dow is down a few points.

Gas nears $4: An average gallon of regular in the L.A. area is $4.023, according to the Auto Club, down almost 70 cents from its record high in early October.

Arizona group turns over records: Americans for Responsible Leadership had been battling to keep secret the source of an $11 million contribution aimed at influencing two California ballot measures. Names of donors are expected to be revealed. From News 10:

Following Saturday filings from both sides, the state's high court ruled unanimously on Sunday afternoon that the Fair Political Practices Commission must be allowed to review confidential donor records now... even as the appeals process was underway. The Arizona group then asked for more time -- until Monday morning -- so as to appeal the state ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court. But California's justices denied that request, which came hours after the documents were supposed to have been turned over.

Time Warner Cable cuts deal: Subscribers to Cox Cable will be watching the Lakers on Time Warner's new sports channel after a distribution deal was cut over the weekend. That still leaves DirecTV and the Dish network without the Lakers. (LAT)

First Dreamliner lands at LAX; Actual commercial service for the Boeing 787 began with the arrival of a United flight from Houston. United is the first North American customer for the 787. From the Daily News:

Boeing estimates the new airframe will save airlines roughly 20 percent in fuel compared with similar-sized planes. The plane is also supposed to be more comfortable for passengers: It is pressurized to 6,000 feet above sea level, rather than 8,000 on typical jets, according to Boeing. United's 787 has 36 seats in business class and 183 in coach.

County assessor asks for bail money: An email sent from John Noguez's personal account says that he "needs our support more than ever." Noguez was arrested last month on corruption charges. (LAT)

Weekend box office: Disney's "Wreck-It Ralph" steals the show with $49.1 million in its opening weekend, followed by "Flight" ($25 million) and "Argo" ($10.2 million). (Entertainment Weekly)

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