EDINBURGH - Scots began voting in an referendum that will decide the fate of the United Kingdom, with five polls showing a slight lead for those opposing independence. Full Article
NEW YORK - Shares of Rite Aid Corp were falling early Thursday, in the highest volume so far on the New York Stock Exchange, after it cut its full-year profit forecast for a second time this year and lowered the top end of its sales forecast.
SYDNEY - Militants connected with radical group Islamic State were planning to behead a member of the public in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said, after hundreds of police raided homes in a sweeping counter-terrorism operation. Full Article
Sept. 18 - Bayer unveil plans to float its plastics business, eventually turning into a pure healthcare company. The sharp focus pleases markets, says Reuters Breakingviews.