Today's Top Stories - July 23, 2014 


Europe higher amid Ukraine tensions; Deutsche Bank falls European shares were higher on Wednesday amid corporate earnings news and ongoing geopolitical concerns in Gaza and Ukraine More

Asian stock markets were mixed on Wednesday as profit-taking offset a positive lead from Wall Street overnight More

Brent crude held above $107 a barrel on Wednesday, with a global oil glut keeping prices in check despite geopolitical tensions threatening supplies from key oil producing regions More

Gold held steady on Wednesday in Asia after dipping overnight, and looked likely to hold above $1,300 an ounce in the near term as geopolitical tensions from crises in Ukraine and the Gaza strip brought safe-haven bids. More

Labor Department’s Minimum Wage Increase Campaign Raises Eyebrows More

States Recording the Largest Job Gains, Losses in June More

Herbalife wins a round against Bill Ackman The activist's latest barrage against the multilevel marketer apparently falls on deaf ears as the stock surges more than 25 percent More

San Francisco lawmakers narrowly agreed Tuesday to place a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks on the November ballot, a move that promises to turn the election into an expensive fight between the beverage industry and public health advocates More

Dan Borislow, inventor of MajicJack, dead at 52 of heart attack More

Apple's strong results still disappoint investors; Investors found plenty to complain about and the stock declined in after hours trading. For one, Apple missed revenue estimates. Sales rose 6 percent from last year to $37.4 billion -- about $600 million below analysts' forecasts More

U.S. inflation took a breather in June ticked down in June, easing concerns that the price of goods and services is set to spike; Core prices, which exclude volatile food and energy, were up just 0.1 percent More

Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine. Israel declared that Ben-Gurion Airport was safe and said there was no reason to "hand terror a prize" by halting flights More


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  Quote OF THE DAY   


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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