Today's Top Stories - May 28, 2015  


BEWARE THE BELL! U.S. stock index futures traded lower on Thursday, as hopes faded that a rescue-for-reforms deal for crisis-struck Greece was nearing More

  1. EUROPE: European equities were lower in morning trade on Thursday as hopes faded that a reforms-for-aid deal between Greece and its lenders was getting nearer More
  2. ASIA: Mainland markets were the biggest losers in the region on Thursday, as fears over tighter requirements on margin financing ignited risk-off sentiment. The rest of the region, meanwhile, shrugged off an inspiring lead from the U.S. overnight to trade mixed More
  3. OIL: Oil prices recovered on Thursday after a two-day slide as the dollar weakened, making fuel less expensive for holders of other currencies More
  4. GOLD: Gold struggled to recover from a two-week low on Thursday as a robust dollar and the prospects of higher U.S. interest rates dented demand for the metal More

Economist Warns Of Private Pension Fund Seizures Economist Martin Armstrong warns that a Supreme Court ruling last week has set the stage for the federal government to begin seizing private pension funds More

Amazon offers free same-day delivery for Prime members The shopping site on Thursday announced that members of its Prime program living in more than a dozen metropolitan areas will no longer have to wait two days to score free shipping on orders for more than a million items More

The banks and brands sweating on FIFA probe Some of soccer's biggest sponsors have been quick to show their dismay at the corruption allegations being faced by the FIFA. But the finer details of Wednesday's indictment appear to implicate one U.S. household name in particular - Nike? More

Are we playing minimum-wage roulette? The minimum wage — long relegated to the sidelines in the war against poverty and inequality — is back in the game. Los Angeles has just decreed that by 2020 the city’s minimum should rise in steps to $15 an hour, a 67 percent increase over California’s minimum of $9. Previously, San Francisco and Seattle had approved $15. Although the federal minimum of $7.25 isn’t likely to be raised soon, other localities are considering steep increases More

9 stocks poised to fly when market crashes Investors don't know when the next crash will come—they just know it will. So, the search is on for stocks that might be the places to be when the market's crack arrives More

Auto insurance too expensive? It could be your ZIP code Can you imagine moving just a few blocks to a new home and seeing as much as a 64 percent difference in your auto insurance premium? That wasn't a typo. While a number of factors can influence an auto insurance quote, including your age, the make and model of your car, your driving habits and your credit score, where you live -- and specifically your ZIP code -- may have more of an effect on your insurance rates than you think, a Bankrate survey finds More


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