Today's Top Stories - October 21, 2014 


BEWARE THE BELL! U.S. stock index futures are signaling a higher open on Tuesday after better-than-expected Chinese growth data More

EUROPE: European shares were higher in morning trade on Tuesday as investors reacted to corporate earnings and better-than-expected growth data from China More

ASIA: Asian share markets were mostly lower on Tuesday following a mixed morning session as investors digested key data from China More

OIL: Brent edged up on Tuesday, holding above $85 a barrel as robust China oil demand supported prices, although gains were capped by oversupply and lingering fears of a weak global economy More

GOLD: Gold clung to overnight gains on Tuesday to trade near a one-month high as worries persisted over a slowdown in the global economy after China's growth eased in the third quarter to its weakest since the 2008/09 financial crisis More

DANGER… In Revealing Speech, Fed Chairwoman unveils Obama’s real income REDISTRIBUTION agenda; To Obama inequality is at the top of the list More

Working for the Gummint … A Great Life for Some? The Washington Examiner's Susan Ferrechio reported today, "Government has paid millions for workers to stay home." Her reporting is based this U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) report published on Friday, October 17 More

It's Apple versus China, Europe for market focus Apple stock rose to more than $101 per share Monday afternoon, after the company reported better-than-expected earnings and a 12 percent increase in revenue, on the back of its latest iPhone launch More

Advisory group, in switch, now favors Chiquita deal with Fyffes; An influential shareholder-advisory group has changed its recommendation on a proposed merger deal involving Charlotte-based Chiquita Brands International, endorsing a revised agreement with Irish fruit company Fyffes More

Total’s CEO dies in crash: Loss for industry, France The death of Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of Total, in a business jet accident in Moscow, has been met with tributes in France More

Total CEO killed in plane accident More

Staples is investigating a possible breach of payment card data and has contacted law enforcement about the matter making it the latest U.S. retailer to become a possible victim of a cyberattack More

China hackers may have hacked Apple's iCloud Apple's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the campaign More

For years, pundits have said that cash would become obsolete one day, with credit cards replacing paper money as the preferred way to pay Although that hasn't happened, yet, already Apple is attempting to make credit cards as old-fashioned as VHS cassettes More

Apple Pay Q&A: What you need to know Here's a guide to how Apple Pay works and what to expect More

Heroin blamed in Google prostitute murder case Defense attorneys for a high-priced prostitute accused of giving a Google executive a fatal dose of heroin on his yacht say their client had also injected herself, clouding her judgment More


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  Quote OF THE DAY   



"One of the curious aspects of the Tea Party’s emergence during the past four years is the extent to which the mainstream media have fostered the idea that this political phenomenon represents a kind of radicalism. Certainly, some politicians of the so-called Tea Party have tossed out ideas and expressions that have been silly and warped. Does that mean, though, that the Tea Party, as a broad political movement, is radical?


"The answer is no. The Tea Party is a reactive movement, aimed at protecting the political mainstream from radical ideas, initiatives and policies of the left. Indeed, a review of American politics over, say, the last 50 years reveals that, to the extent America has been grappling with radicalism, it has been coming from the left. Then, as these ideas have gained traction through the agitations of the country’s liberal establishment, that establishment promptly labels those who resist as radicals."


~ Robert W. Merry, Political Editor, The National Interest





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