HONG KONG - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd raised the price range on its initial public offering to $66 to $68 a share, responding to strong investor demand for what could be the world's largest-ever IPO. Full Article
WASHINGTON - The Syrian military's air defenses would face retaliation if Syria attempted to respond to U.S. air strikes that are expected against Islamic State targets in Syria, senior U.S. officials said on Monday.
KIEV - Fighting broke out in the rebel-held city of Donetsk as President Petro Poroshenko prepared to unveil a plan to give the separatist-minded east "special status" in a bid to end a conflict that has killed over 3,000 people. Full Article | Slideshow: Ukraine's troubled ceasefire
Summary: Tech shares whacked as investors make room for Alibaba, which boosted its IPO after the market close; Apple says iPhone 6 pre-orders smash record; GM payout for deaths rise to 19; wild speculation about possible beer mergers. Conway G. Gittens reports.