Today's Top Stories - September 12, 2014 


BEWARE THE BELL! Wall Street looked set to open narrowly lower on Friday, ahead of this week's key U.S release—retail sales More

EUROPE: European shares were mixed on Friday as investors continue to monitor developments in Russia and Scotland as well as looking ahead to an important U.S. Federal Reserve meeting next week More

ASIA: Asian indices were mixed on the final trading day of the week, following an uninspiring U.S. lead and as investors avoided making aggressive bets before a key set of Chinese data over the weekend More

OIL: Brent crude held above $98 a barrel on Friday, heading for its worst week in six as concerns over weak demand outweighed geopolitical worries in the Middle East and Ukraine More

Gasoline is once more a wild card for the economy but this time it's a potential positive because prices could fall sharply More

GOLD: Gold fell to fresh 7-1/2 month lows on Friday, poised to post its worst week in more than three months as a stronger dollar and easing tensions in Ukraine curbed appetite for safe-haven bullion More

Buying into Alibaba IPO—and beyond: ProsWith its initial public offering ahead, Alibaba might take a while to grow into its full valuation More

Americans Dissatisfied with Government and Economy on 9/11 In Gallup Poll "the issues Americans most commonly mention as the nation's top problems are dissatisfaction with government and the economy, followed closely by unemployment and immigration More

Hackers Pose Multiple Threats to Financial Industry; Financial institutions are top spenders for cybersecurity, and with good reason: As data breaches become more sophisticated and commonplace, the industry's vulnerabilities are becoming apparent More

RadioShack in bankruptcy warning; US electronics retailer RadioShack says that it is in talks to restructure the firm but warns that if an investment is not secured soon, it could be forced to declare bankruptcy More

Wasted! Feds Spend Millions of Taxpayer Dollars Getting Monkeys Drunk: There’s a whole lot of drinking going on in the name of government science, and some watchdogs think it’s the American taxpayer who is getting hammered More

OBAMASCARE! Only 1 In 4 Uninsured Like ObamaCareStill, it is more popular than Ebola, Obama More

Apple's most devoted fans are firing up laptops and setting alarms so they can get their hands on their latest object of desire: the iPhone 6 More


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