Today's Top Stories - July 22, 2014 


BEWARE THE BELL: U.S. stock index futures up on Tuesday, as a breakthrough in developments over the downed Malaysia Airlines plane helped stabilize investor sentiment More

Europe extends gains; Russia sanctions eyed; European shares were higher on Tuesday with investors shrugging off concerns surrounding events in both Gaza and Ukraine More

Japan, China stocks lead Asia higher; Asian equity markets rose on Tuesday as geopolitical concerns in eastern Ukraine and the Gaza strip eased More

Brent above $107; focus on Ukraine, US stockpiles Brent crude held steady above $107 a barrel on Tuesday, supported by escalating geopolitical tension over Ukraine and expectations of large draws in U.S. oil stockpiles More

Gold dips as Asian stocks climb; the metal continued to stay above $1,300 an ounce as escalating tensions over conflicts in Ukraine and the Gaza strip burnished the metal's safe-haven appeal More

IF YOU BELIEVE THIS - YOU DESERVE THE DUMB DEMOCRATS: A slew of prominent Democrats will spend the next week on a minimum wage budget as part of the Live the Wage campaign that is being orchestrated by cash-heavy astroturf groups; Live the Wage is sponsored by more than 60 liberal organizations & Participants are asked to live on $77 for one week, claiming that is the average budget for someone earning the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour More

40 hour work week is done! The average cubicle farm, it seems, is where the 40-hour workweek went to die. According to a new survey, a staggering number of American professionals have workweeks that exceed 40 hours More

Back to business Tuesday with blue chips, Apple Despite the shadow of geopolitics, earnings from seven Dow components and Apple could make a back to business Tuesday More

Are these companies unpatriotic? Whether you think it's sneaky or savvy, big U.S. corporations can save billions of dollars in taxes by changing their legal address More

6 items you should consider buying used There are plenty of items that come much cheaper secondhand, and without sacrificing much quality More

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is upping the price game for the crucial back-to-school shopping season, cutting prices on 10 percent more back-to-school items compared with last year, signaling that the second-most important shopping season behind the winter holidays will be fiercely competitive More

Yahoo is buying Flurry Inc., a startup that helps other programmers build better mobile applications and craft marketing campaigns for smartphones and tablets More

Pennsylvania received its third bond downgrade in two years Monday, after Gov. Tom Corbett signed a budget that papers over a massive deficit with stopgaps and failed to win passage of legislation to rein in a rising public pension debt More

A toxic food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide and others, as well as products of McDonald's as far away as Japan More


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If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt ..... Then you might live in a country run by idiots


~Junius P. Long



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