Today's Top Stories - August 27, 2014 


BEWARE THE BELL! Wall Street looked set to open higher on today, with stock-index futures in the black after the S&P 500 closed above 2,000 for the first time ever More

EUROPE: European shares were mixed on Wednesday as investors considered record highs for the U.S stock market, ongoing tensions in Ukraine and the possibility of more monetary easing in the euro zone More

ASIA: Asian equity markets were mostly higher on Wednesday after the S&P 500 index closed above the 2,000 mark for the first time ever More

OIL: Brent crude oil rose towards $103 a barrel on Wednesday, recovering from a 14-month low hit last week as traders monitored maintenance work in the North Sea, although healthy global supplies limited gains More

GOLD: Gold edged higher on Wednesday, its third day of gains in four, but a lack of buying support from Asia, a strong U.S. dollar and firmer equities due to hopes of more stimulus from the European Central Bank are expected to check any big upside for the metal More

John Deere to lay off about 460 at its Iowa tractor plant More

The world's largest airline, American Airlines Group Inc, pulled its airfare listings from online travel sites operated by Orbitz Worldwide Inc on Tuesday because the companies failed to agree on terms for a new contract More

HIGH ON SEX! Vegas entrepreneur creates Love Cloud Vegas where passengers can join the ‘Mile High Club’ … for a fee … with packages of 45 minutes for $800, an hour for $1,000, or 90 minutes for $1,400. He's now added a new deal—30 minutes for $600 More

FRACKING ’N FLARING ‘WASTED RESOURCES IN NORTH DAKOTA: Many oil drillers are unable to direct the flow of natural gas coming off wells into existing pipelines, which already are at full capacity They have no choice but to add a flare at each site with a well. The result is nearly a third of the natural gas produced in the region is being burned to secure crude oil, and subsequently creating thousands of flares - flares can be seen by astronauts on the space station More

Sun Trust Banks Submits To Obama intimidation: Cuts business ties with several small businesses that the Obama administration considers “objectionable” More


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