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Marriott buys Starwood; Airline stocks under pressure; Buffett's buys and sells in Q3

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Here are some of the stocks the Yahoo Finance team will be watching for you today.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts (HOT) is being bought by rival Marriott (MAR) in a deal valued at $12.2 billion in cash and stock. The combined company will create the world's largest hotel operator with 5,500 properties.

United Continental (UAL) and Delta Airlines (DAL) are lower in early trading. The airline and leisure sectors are in focus as investors consider how this weekend's attacks in Paris are likely to weigh on the travel and tourism industries.

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General Motors (GM) and AT&T (T) were among the stocks Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway added to its portfolio in the third quarter. Berkshire took a new stake in AT&T of 59.3 million shares and increased its holding in General Motors by 22% to 50 million shares in the third quarter according to a regulatory filing. However, Berkshire sold shares of Wal-Mart (WMT) and Goldman Sachs (GS). Berkshire reduced its stake in Wal-Mart by about 7% to 56.2 million shares. Berkshire’s Goldman shares are now fewer than 11 million.   That's down from around 12.6 million on June 30.

Hasbro (HAS) is on investors’ radar. The toymaker is meeting with shareholders and analysts this morning. Investors want to see what's in store for the company as it heads into the holiday shopping season. Shares of Hasbro have risen more than 38% percent so far this year, outperforming rival Mattel (MAT) thanks in part by sales of Star Wars toys.