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Today's Top Stories - August 24, 2016  

Beware The Bell! U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Wednesday, as investors concentrate on fluctuating oil prices and key data releases ahead of a key speech by the Federal Reserve's Chair More

Europe: European stocks were mostly higher on Wednesday, as investors eyed the volatility in oil prices, ahead of a key speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday More

Asia: Markets in Asia finished mixed on Wednesday,as traders remained in a wait-and-see mode ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech at Jackson Hole on Friday More

Oil: Brent oil fell 1.5 percent on Wednesday on an unexpected increase in U.S. crude stocks that revived worries about the supply glut that has capped prices for the past two years More

Gold: Gold was trading in a narrow range on Wednesdayas investors waited for clues on whether the U.S. Federal Reserve would hike interest rates this year More

With a $1 billion price tag, is this the world’s most expensive house? Should you be looking for a European summer hideaway, Villa les Cèdres on the South of France's sparkling Cote d'Azur is up for sale More

Tesla's improved battery is incremental for sales, says Kelley Blue Blook editor The new Tesla battery pack is unlikely to boost sales much, when existing drivers are being charged $20,000 for the upgrade, a Kelley Blue Book expert told CNBC More

Samsung says strong demand for the Note 7 could cause delays, stock falls 2% Samsung shares fell 2 percent on Wednesday after the technology giant said stronger-than-expected demand for its new Galaxy Note 7 meant it had to push back the release date in some markets More

Why did the State Department draw 13 payments from the Treasury one cent below a hundred million bucks? You may recall the federal crime called “structuring.” Former speaker of the House Denny Hastert is currently behind bars for violating it. More

Lawyers Win Millions Suing Gov’t Under Environmental Laws, Then Give It To Democrats A nonprofit that employs dozens of Democratic donors makes millions by suing the federal government for stricter environmental regulations, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found More

How Many Jobs Could Virginia (Or Your State) Lose With a $15 Minimum Wage More

How Congress, the FDA, and Sarah Jessica Parker Helped EpiPen Become a $1 Billion Business: In 2007, an EpiPen cost about $57. Today that price has skyrocketed to over $600—all for about $1 worth of injectable medicine More


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