Insider: Alibaba Roundtable

NEW YORK - Morris Mark, Mark Asset Management and Rett Wallace, Triton Research, discuss the prospects for the Chinese Internet company on its first day of trading.    

Wall Street rises as Scots stay in UK, Alibaba debuts 10:39am EDT

NEW YORK - 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.

Scotland stays. Now what?

Dejected supporters from the "Yes" Campaign walk through George Square in Glasgow, Scotland September 19, 2014. Scotland's First Minister Alec Salmond conceded defeat on Friday over his bid to win independence and demanded the British government rapidly meet its promise of more powers for Edinburgh. REUTERS/Paul Hackett (BRITAIN  - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

EDINBURGH - Scots decisively rejected independence, but the structure of Britain's government could be changed forever.  Full Article | Slideshow 

File photo of the American flag, June 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Quarter of Americans open to secession

The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the UK stirred secessionist hopes for some in the US, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, but why?  Opinion | Related Article 

A man shows his iPhone 6 as he walks out from the Apple Store at Tokyo's Omotesando shopping district September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Cashing in on delayed iPhone launch in China

SINGAPORE/TOKYO - Lured by the promise of profit from smuggling the new iPhones into China, opportunists joined the thousands of Apple fans lining up to buy the devices as they were launched on across Asia.  Full Article | Video 

Twelve-year-old Assrien waits to start a soccer game with neighborhood children in the Reinickendorf district of Berlin, Germany, on September 13, 2014. The match was organized by kein Abseits! and part of a festival to bring together refugees living in a nearby shelter and local residents. Credit: Clare Richardson

‘Refugees Welcome!’ is rallying cry in Germany

As asylum seekers increasingly flock to Germany, a solidarity movement not only demands that immigrants have the right to stay, but provides its own support through language classes, sports and mentorship.  Full Article 

Health workers remove the body of Prince Nyentee, a 29-year-old man whom local residents said died of Ebola virus in Monrovia September 11, 2014. REUTERS/James Giahyue

Ebola death toll in West Africa reaches 2,630

NEW YORK/PARIS - The United Nations Security Council declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a "threat to international peace and security" as the death toll hit 2,630 and France became the latest Western nation to step up its support.  Full Article 

Oxford Analytica: Global Horizons 2014 - Opening Debate

Sept. 17 - Live coverage of the Oxford Analytica Global Horizons 2014 conference Opening Debate: "Since economists failed to predict the last financial crisis, organisations should look elsewhere."