Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma (2nd L) poses as he arrives at the New York Stock Exchange for his company's initial public offering (IPO) under the ticker "BABA" in New York September 19, 2014.      REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Alibaba soars in debut

NEW YORK - Alibaba's shares surge in their first day of trading in what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history.  Full Article 

Wall St little changed as Oracle fall counters Alibaba hype 12:47pm EDT

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks were little changed mid-session on Friday after Alibaba's strong debut was offset by falling technology shares as Oracle and Yahoo stumbled.

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 

Michele Mattana of Sardinia, Italy, poses with an iPhone 6 Plus and an iPhone 6 on the first day of sales at the Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, New York September 19, 2014.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Apple's iPhone 6 rings up record orders

Fans around the world are lining up for the iPhone 6 - and after revealing its Apple Watch, its first truly new product in four years, the company is hoping to maintain stellar growth.  Video | Full Article 

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

A quarter of Americans are open to secession

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

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 

A boy sits on an armored personnel carrier as he poses for a picture during a parade in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, September 14, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Why this Ukraine ceasefire will stick

Investors have mostly assumed that the ceasefire would not hold, but this fashionable pessimism is probably wrong.  Commentary 

A UNICEF worker speaks with a woman, who is holding an infant, in the Matam neighborhood of Conakry, Guinea in this handout photo courtesy of UNICEF taken August 20, 2014. REUTERS/Timothy La Rose/UNICEF/Handout via Reuters

Killings in Guinea show mistrust in Ebola fight

GENEVA - The killing in Guinea of eight people trying to educate locals about Ebola showed how much rural populations in West Africa mistrust authorities after years of instability and conflict.  Full Article 

September 4, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell walks the sidelines before the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Goodell resurfaces to discuss domestic violence

NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will hold a news conference on the league's handling of domestic violence as he looks to quell one of the biggest crises in NFL history.  Full Article 

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The Exchange: Value over volatility

Roger Martin, former dean of the Rotman School of Management, joins Rob Cox to discuss why Calpers’ hedge fund exit benefits pensioners, the economy and society at large.