Today's Top Stories - October 1, 2014 


BEWARE THE BELL! Wall Street looked set to open flat on Wednesday, on what will be a busy day for economic data ahead of the official jobs report on Friday More

EUROPE: European shares were mixed in morning trade on Wednesday, with investors reacting to fresh economic data and looking ahead to Thursday's European Central Bank (ECB) meeting More

ASIA: Asian stocks were mixed on the first day of the fourth-quarter as investors focused on political unrest in Hong Kong and key Chinese data More

OIL: Brent oil futures edged up to trade near $95 a barrel on Wednesday as a positive Chinese factory survey helped the crude benchmark start October firmer after it fell to its weakest level since 2012 in the previous session More

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GOLD: Gold extended losses on Wednesday to trade near a nine-month low and looked likely to break below the key $1,200-an-ounce level, clobbered by a stronger dollar and lack of support from top buyer China More

GoPro introduces new cameras Wearable technology maker GoPro on Monday disclosed details on three new cameras slated for release Sunday, including the entry-level Hero, which is priced at $129—its lowest-priced model yet More

We're positioned to meet demand: GoPro CEO GoPro shares hit a new all-time high Monday, as the camera-maker unveiled models it hopes make a lot of holiday wish lists. While the company has had supply constraints in the past, founder and CEO Nick Woodman told CNBC this year GoPro is ready to meet consumer interest More

Verizon's Internet TV Service Coming in Mid-2015: May let you pick only channels you want More

World’s wealthiest man, Bill Gates: “I wear a $10 wrist watch.” More

Why US mortgage activity remains stuck in neutral A slight dip in interest rates was not enough to move the needle on mortgage applications last week More

Shares of some companies that are studying potential vaccines for Ebola climbed after federal officials announced that the first case of the disease has been diagnosed in the U.S. More

Will October rattle markets more than usual? While often a scary month, this October has an especially long list of demons for markets to contend with—from the major shift in U.S. monetary policy and a global economic slowdown to a host of percolating geopolitical hazards More

This market will steal the show in fourth quarter As fourth quarter kicks off, there's one market in Asia that has investors excited: Japan More

Dollar-yen breaches 110 for first time since 2008 The dollar hit a new high six-year high against the yen on Wednesday, breaching 110 for the first time since August 2008 More

EBay, PayPal split puts each in play: Analysts EBay's about-face to split its PayPal and marketplace businesses into separate publicly traded companies could make each of them eventual acquisition targets, analysts told CNBC on Tuesday More


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