Today's Top Stories - September 23, 2014 


BEWARE THE BELL! Wall Street looked set to open lower again on Tuesday, with U.S. stock index futures and European markets subdued after the U.S. announced it had launched airstrikes in Syria. More

EUROPE: European shares were lower in morning trade on Tuesday, with weak economic data weighing on sentiment and new tax rules in the U.S. hitting the pharmaceutical sector More

ASIA: Asian stocks ended mixed on Tuesday following the release Chinese factory data but trade was quiet with Japan shut for the Autumnal Equinox holiday. More

OIL: Brent crude rose above $97 a barrel on Tuesday after a survey showed China's factory activity unexpectedly picked up in September, helping brighten the demand outlook in a market that has been weighed by a supply glut More

GOLD: Gold ticked up on Tuesday but was stuck near its lowest in almost nine months, hurt by outflows from the top bullion backed exchange-traded fund as investors adjust positions on concerns of higher U.S. interest rates and strength in the dollar More

JORDANIAN BANK CAUGHT FUNDING HAMAS TERRORISM: Jordan’s Arab Bank, one of the most prominent financial institution’s in the Middle East, was convicted of aiding Hamas terrorists and helping the terror group’s operatives to “carry out a wave of violence in Israel that killed and wounded hundreds of Americans" More

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has joined hundreds of institutions and affluent people in shifting its investment portfolioaway from companies involved in the fossil fuel industry. The move is intended to bring their ideas about climate change in line with where they put their money More

75 Is Long Enough For Anyone To Live, Obama's ObamaCare architect proclaims: Now you know why ObamaCare contains provisions for death (i.e. Death Panels) or just plain rationing - even though the Democrats deny it More

Alibaba 'breaks share sale record' Chinese internet giant Alibaba has raised $25bn in its share flotation, according to US media, making it the largest initial public offering in history More

There's a world of difference between Americans and the rest of the planet on the question of the government paying for health insurance but the gap is even bigger within the U.S. between Democrats and Republicans More

Billionaires are holding mountains of cash, offering the latest sign that the ultra-wealthy are nervous about putting more money into today's markets More

The Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service took action against tax inversions Monday; the Treasury said it is seeking to reduce the benefits influencing—"and when possible, stop"—inversions. Still, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the administration is seeking congressional action to more fully address the issue More

PHONY ECONOMIC POLICIES: Efforts By The Obama Bunch To Cut Red Tape Have Cost The Economy $23 Billion Thus Far: Mechanism for "streamlining" regulations actually used to increase burden on businesses, taxpayers More


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