Today's Top Stories - August 29, 2014 


BEWARE THE BELL! Wall Street looked set to open higher on the last day of the week, albeit in low volume trade ahead of Monday's Labor Day holiday More

EUROPE: European shares hovered around session lows, but were still in positive territory, on Friday as investors monitored events in Ukraine and reacted to the release of key data from the euro zone More

ASIA: Asian equity markets ended mixed on the final trading day of the week amid concerns of a worsening situation in Ukraine More

OIL: Brent crude held above $102 a barrel on Friday, but prices were heading for a second monthly loss as ample supply and softening demand in Europe and China outweighed geopolitical concerns More

GOLD: Gold was little changed on Friday but was on track to post a monthly gain, as growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine stoked safe-haven demand for the precious metal More

EXTORTION … Holder Cuts Left-Wing Groups In On $17 Bil BofA Deal: Radical Democrat activist groups stand to collect millions from Attorney General Eric Holder's record $17 billion deal to settle alleged mortgage abuse charges against Bank of America More

Your Bank May Seize Your Money to Recapitalize Itself, warns Federal Reserve Vice Chairman More

Bank of New York Mellon finds itself front and center of Argentina's debt battle after the South American country stripped its authorization to operate there and bondholders seeking payment filed a lawsuit against the U.S. bank More

Google is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine, the Internet company said on Thursday. More

China foreign investment pattern changes as challenges grow with portfolio investors buying more stocks but foreign direct investment falling to a two-year low on a slowing economy, rising business costs and anti-monopoly probes and crackdowns on foreign firms More

Democrats' Hopes of Backlash Over "Deserter" Burger King Are Dashed: Republicans on Capitol Hill are feeling no pressure to thwart those whom Democrats label corporate "deserters" More

Burger King's Latest Move is a Great Reminder that the U.S. Tax Code is a Total Wreck More


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