Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. founder Jack Ma reacts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange before the 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 

Midcap tech stumbles as Tibco weighs 1:55pm EDT

NEW YORK - Midcap technology shares were trading lower on Wednesday along with their larger-cap counterparts, weighed down by a drop in Tibco Software after the company posted disappointing results.

Live: NFL Press Conference

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addresses domestic violence and the conduct policy for players.     

A dog stands on graffiti in George Square after the referendum on Scottish independence in Glasgow, Scotland September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Scotland stays in the UK

EDINBURGH - Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain’s remaining global clout.  Video | Full Article 

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 

Singer Miley Cyrus performs on NBC's 'Today' show in New York, October 7, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

You’re not really famous until you’ve quit Twitter

Celebrities love to quit Twitter - almost as much as they love to tweet. And as much as they love to quit Twitter, they love to return to the social networking service.  Commentary