Wall Street Rises As Scots Stay In UK, Alibaba Debuts

U.S. stocks were rising in early trading on Friday, setting record highs on the Dow and S&P 500 after Scotland's vote to remain in the United Kingdom removed market uncertainty and Alibaba's strong pricing gave support to risk assets.

The sign showing the logo of Alibaba Group Holding is seen on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange before the company's initial public offering (IPO) September 19, 2014.

Netflix Says In Talks With Potential Partners In Belgium

U.S. video streaming service Netflix said on Friday it was in talks with cable and telecoms groups to distribute its content in Belgium as it launched its on-demand service in the country.

An illustration photo shows the logo of Netflix the American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media in Paris September 15, 2014.

Alibaba IPO Prices At Top Of Range, Raising $21.8 Billion

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.N) priced its initial public offering at $68 a share, the top end of the expected range, raising $21.8 billion on Thursday, in the latest sign of strong investor appetite for the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut.

Alibaba founder Jack Ma gives a thumbs-up as he arrives to speak to investors at an initial public offering roadshow in Singapore September 16, 2014.

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U.S. Jobless Claims Fall, Continuing Claims Lowest Since 2007

A ''Now Hiring'' sign hangs on the door to the Urban Outfitters store at Quincy Market in Boston, Massachusetts September 5, 2014.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting that a sharp slowdown in job growth last month was probably an aberration.

Polish Ruling Party Chieftain Says Finance Minister May Be Changed

Mateusz Szczurek

Polish Finance Minister Mateusz Szczurek may lose his job in a Cabinet reshuffle expected in the next few days, a senior member of the ruling Civic Platform party said on Thursday.

Silver Linings In A Lousy Jobs Report

Jobless claims up, trend favors strong labor market

The headline number in August payroll data and the report's details suggest the jobs market may have hit a snag but economists say not so fast.

Apple, Google Appeal Rejection Of $325 Million Hiring Settlement

The Apple logo is pictured at a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco, California April 23, 2014.

Four technology companies including Apple and Google blasted a U.S. judge for rejecting a proposed $324.5 million settlement over hiring practices in Silicon Valley and asked an appeals court to intervene, according to a court filing.

U.S. Private Sector Hiring Slows; Trade Deficit At 6-Month Low

Job seekers stand in line to meet with prospective employers at a career fair in New York City, October 24, 2012.

U.S. companies hired fewer workers than expected in August, but the trend in job growth remained consistent with a sturdy economic performance in the third quarter.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo is seen at the IMF headquarters building during the 2013 Spring Meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington, April 18, 2013.

IMF Warns Of Risks From 'Excessive' Financial Market Bets

The global economy faces a growing risk from big financial market bets that could quickly unravel if investors get spooked by geopolitical tensions or a shift in U.S. interest rate policy, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

A pedestrian holding her mobile phone looks at an electronic board showing graphs of various countries' stock market indices outside a brokerage in Tokyo July 22, 2014.

Dollar Hits Six-year Peak Versus Yen, ECB Loan Demand Disappoints

Lackluster demand for the ECB's new ultra-cheap loans on Thursday boosted bets it will have to overcome reservations about sovereign bond buying, and left markets eyeing the widening policy divergence from the United States.

The sun rises to the east of the U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington, July 31, 2013.

Fed May Hint On Rate-Hike Plan As It Prepares For Policy Turn

The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday could offer fresh clues on when it plans to begin lifting interest rates and how quickly it will move, as it prepares for a momentous policy turn after years of aggressive monetary stimulus.

Shoppers carry their purchases along Broadway in New York City, May 11, 2008.

U.S. Consumer Prices Post First Decline In 16 Months

U.S. consumer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1-1/2 years in August and underlying inflation pressures were muted, potentially reducing the urgency for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.

NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik prepares to enter Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft for a fit check evaluation at the company's Houston Product Support Center in this undated image. NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated

Boeing, SpaceX Win Contracts To Build 'Space Taxis' For NASA

NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending U.S. dependence on Russia for rides, officials said on Tuesday.

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (R) during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, September 9, 2014.

iPhone Comes Out Of A 'Bygone Era', Reviewers Hail Bigger Handset

Bigger is better and Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has finally realized that and given iPhone users a product that may be low on novelty but high on improvements, reviewers wrote.

A Tesla S electric car and a charging station are displayed during the press preview day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan in this January 14, 2014 file photo.

Tesla Prevails In Top Massachusetts Court Over Direct Sales

Massachusetts' highest court on Monday threw out a lawsuit seeking to block Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) from selling its luxury electric cars directly to consumers in the state, enabling it to bypass traditional dealerships.

A man looks up as he is reflected on an electronic board displaying Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo August 11, 2014.

World Stocks Hit One-Month Low, Caution Ahead Of Fed

Global shares hit a one-month low on Tuesday as investors refrained from placing strong bets before a Fed meeting that could adjust expectations about how soon the U.S. central bank will hike interest rates.

The price of bread is seen on a store shelf in New York April 7, 2011.

Weak gasoline, food prices dampen U.S. producer inflation

U.S. producer prices were flat in August, pointing to muted inflation pressures that should see the Federal Reserve in no hurry to raise interest rates.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra is sworn in to testify before a House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on the GM ignition switch recall on Capitol Hill in Washington June 18, 2014.

U.S. Auto Regulators Played Key Role In GM Recalls, Report Says

Federal auto safety regulators played a significant role in General Motors Co's (GM.N) failure to promptly report and recall cars with defective parts that led to at least 19 deaths, a congressional report said on Tuesday.

A view of the corporate sign outside the Honeywell International Automation and Control Solutions manufacturing plant in Golden Valley, Minnesota, January 28, 2010.

Honeywell To Roll Out Hardware On Bombardier Business Jets

Bombardier Inc said Tuesday that it will be the first business jet manufacturer to outfit its planes with the latest hardware made by Honeywell International Inc to support speedy in-flight Internet.

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