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Sep 15, 2014

Inside the White House: The medal of Honor - September 15, 2014.

Published on Sep 15, 2014
The Medal of Honor is the highest military honor awarded by the United States. Take a look behind the scenes at what goes into the award presentation at the White House.

US Department of Commerce | Office of the secretary Press Release - September 15, 2014: Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Hispanic Heritage Month

Press Release
09/15/2014 04:50 PM EDT

Monday, September 15, 2014
News Media Contact:
Office of Public Affairs, 202-482-4883
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today issued a statement commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month.
“Hispanic Heritage Month provides an important opportunity to applaud the enduring contributions of Latinos across America. Today, there are more than 2.3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States. These Latino entrepreneurs, business owners, and workers account for more than $350 billion in total sales annually, according to the latest data, and are twice as likely to export, which helps drive U.S. economic and job growth, competitiveness, and innovation. We at the Department of Commerce are committed to ensuring Hispanic-owned businesses have the tools they need to continue to grow and succeed in our country. As we honor the many ways Latino communities enrich our nation this month, let's commit ourselves to ensuring that future generations of Latinos – and all Americans – can achieve their dreams.”

YouTube | TheAlexJonesChannel has uploaded EBOLA: State Department Orders 160,000 Hazmat Suits - September 15, 2014.

TheAlexJonesChannel has uploaded EBOLA: State Department Orders 160,000 Hazmat Suits

EBOLA: State Department Orders 160,000 Hazmat Suits
Alex covers the U.S. government's ongoing attempts to downplay the Ebola crisis as the State Department quietly orders 160,000 Hazmat suits.

FTC | Consumer Update - September 15, 2014: Let’s talk about online safety.

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information

by Aditi Jhaveri
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
The new school year is in full swing and National Cyber Security Awareness Month is around the corner. What better time to talk to the kids in your life about online safety. Many of our readers are doing just that — and using Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online as the basis for the conversation.
Over 1 million copies of the new Net Cetera have been distributed throughout the U.S. since January 2014. Time and time again, our readers have told us they think Net Cetera is a valuable tool. 
Image of mother and child using a mobile device
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DealBook P.M. Edition - September 15, 2014: Microsoft to Buy Creator of Minecraft for $2.5 Billion.

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The goal of Minecraft is to craft, or build, structures inside its 16-bit worlds.
Microsoft to Buy Creator of Minecraft for $2.5 BillionMicrosoft agreed on Monday to buy the creator of Minecraft, the world-building computer game, for $2.5 billion, in a move meant to add the immensely popular title to its stock of content.
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Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, in Hong Kong on Monday.
Alibaba Markets Its Shares in Hong Kong, a City That Turned Away the I.P.O. Jack Ma, the founder, told prospective investors in Hong Kong to "think about us just like any other Internet company that happens to be in China," according to one attendee.
Like the penny stock scam artists portrayed in
White Collar Watch: Greed Continues to Fuel Penny Stock Frauds Fraud in the market for penny stocks continues unabated, two criminal cases filed last week show, Peter J. Henning writes in the White Collar Watch column.
A shopper walking past an Orange mobile phone store in London in 2009.
Orange Close to Acquiring Spanish Rival for $3.89 Billion The deal, in which Orange would pay about 3 billion euros, would bolster Orange's business in Spain, where it is the third-largest wireless provider behind Telefónica and Vodafone Group of Britain.
Heineken has rebuffed a takeover approach from SABMiller as
Reuters Breakingviews: Beer Merger of Heineken and SABMiller Could Clear Antitrust Hurdles A combined Heineken-SAB Miller would have a strong global profile, and the two companies could group or sell off assets to meet any antitrust concerns, writes Robert Cole of Reuters Breakingviews.
An open pit gold mine in Congo that is a joint venture of Randgold, AngloGold Ashanti and Congo's state gold mining firm Sokimo.
AngloGold Ashanti of South Africa Abandons Spin Off Plans AngloGold Ashanti, one of the world's largest gold mining firms, said shareholders were concerned, in part, with the level of fund-raising needed for the restructuring.
A steelworker burns impurities from a tube used to pour molten steel at Nucor Steel in Decatur, Ala.
Nucor to Buy Steel Mill for $770 Million Nucor said on Monday that it had agreed to buy Gallatin Steel for $770 million in cash from ArcelorMittal and Gerdau of Brazil.
A new steering wheel concept from TRW shown at the Geneva auto show.
TRW Sold to ZF, Creating Huge Auto-Parts SupplierThe deal values TRW Automotive - which makes air bags, crash sensors and other auto parts - at $13.5 billion.
An advertisement for the German hotel and cruise ship operator TUI at Berlin's Tegel Airport.
TUI Finalizes Terms of Acquisition of Britain's TUI Travel The deal would create the world's largest integrated leisure travel business, worth 5.2 billion pounds, or about $8.5 billion.
Outsourcing Firm Cognizant to Buy TriZetto for $2.7 BillionCognizant, a large outsourcing firm, said the deal would mean the combined companies would serve health care plans that provide coverage to about 180 million Americans.
TDC to Acquire Norway Cable Provider for $2.2 Billion The deal would create one of Scandinavia's largest cable providers, serving more than 1.7 million households in Denmark and Norway.
Nobel Biocare Holding is a Swiss dental implant maker.
Danaher Agrees to Acquire Swiss Dental Implant Maker The Danaher Corporation, based in Washington, offered to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Nobel Biocare Holding in a deal that would value the company at about $2.2 billion.
A branch of Novo Banco in Lisbon, Portugal.
Lloyds Banking Executive to Lead Troubled Portuguese Lender Portugal's central bank chose Eduardo Stock da Cunha to take over as chief executive of Novo Banco from Vítor Bento, who stepped down unexpectedly along with his two main lieutenants.
A worker examines a pumpjack at a PetroChina oil field in Panjin, China.
Sinopec Stake Sale Leaves Investors UnimpressedShares in China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation fell as markets reacted to the company's plans to raise $17.4 billion by selling a stake in its nationwide chain of gas stations to outside investors.
Top Auto Safety Officials to Testify Before Senate A Senate hearing on Tuesday will focus on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's enforcement of vehicle safety laws as well as its handling of this year's recall crisis at General Motors. David J. Friedman, acting administrator of the agency, is scheduled to testify, along with Joseph Comé, a deputy principal inspector general at the Transportation Department.
Fed Meets to Hash Out End of Stimulus Program The Federal Reserve's policy-making committee, which convenes on Tuesday and Wednesday, intends to stop expanding its bond holdings in October, and Janet L. Yellen, the Fed's chairwoman, has a chance to explain what comes next when she holds a news conference on Wednesday. The timetable, however, is likely to remain uncertain until next year.
Alibaba Roadshow Ends With Anticipated I.P.O. The Alibaba Group, the Chinese e-commerce company, is heading around the world this week in its effort to raise more than $21 billion for its initial public offering, one of the biggest on record. The company is expected to price its shares on Thursday evening - after closing its order books earlier than originally scheduled - and would probably begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday under the ticker symbol "BABA."
Scotland Goes to Polls Over Divorce From U.K. Voters in Scotland will decide on Thursday whether to break away from the United Kingdom after 307 years of union. Tightening polls suggest the outcome is very much uncertain, as are the answers to important questions like what currency an independent Scotland would use and how much market and economic upheaval a yes vote could create. With polls closing at 10 p.m. and a record turnout expected, the results are not likely to be declared until Friday morning.
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WSJ | Most Actives Closing on september 15, 2014.

Most Actives Closing
Most Active Stocks by Volume
4:33 pm ET 09/15/2014
Bank of America (BAC)84,465,512$16.74-0.05-0.30
Nokia ADS (NOK)40,778,6208.560.192.27
Twitter (TWTR)38,161,63749.38-2.73-5.24
Sprint (S)31,451,3616.94-0.06-0.86
Petroleo Brasileiro ADS (PBR)31,099,07916.540.160.98
Pfizer (PFE)23,725,95029.920.491.66
Ford Motor (F)23,182,59116.47-0.12-0.72
Rite Aid (RAD)22,066,6056.42-0.13-1.98
Alcoa (AA)20,098,55116.39-0.33-1.97
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)18,064,4313.91-0.05-1.26
TRW Automotive Holdings (TRW)17,224,069103.04-0.81-0.78
EMC (EMC)16,674,20929.46-0.19-0.64
SeaDrill (SDRL)16,513,20030.12-0.75-2.43
Boston Scientific (BSX)15,884,91312.39-0.11-0.88
General Electric (GE)15,164,01825.920.050.19
Regions Financial (RF)14,615,29310.28-0.07-0.68
AT&T (T)14,563,04734.690.190.55
Vale ADS (VALE)14,169,41812.440.141.14
Oracle (ORCL)13,849,37240.660.160.40
J.C. Penney (JCP)13,336,98910.85-0.21-1.90
Turquoise Hill Resources (TRQ)13,333,7913.990.041.01
RadioShack (RSH)13,150,3041.060.1516.48
Petroleo Brasileiro ADS A (PBRA)13,030,78017.410.201.16
Verizon Communications (VZ)12,350,56448.560.160.33
Citigroup (C)12,310,92752.31-0.07-0.13
Avanir Pharmaceuticals Cl A (AVNR)88,314,743$12.495.7585.31
Yahoo! (YHOO)71,635,43842.55-0.33-0.77
Apple (AAPL)60,740,706101.63-0.06-0.06
Facebook Cl A (FB)49,383,72874.58-2.90-3.74
Micron Technology (MU)36,804,41030.02-1.50-4.77
Microsoft (MSFT)35,176,79146.24-0.45-0.97
Cisco Systems (CSCO)31,886,93425.06-0.10-0.40
PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 (QQQ)31,468,65498.52-0.96-0.97
Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI)28,713,3753.58-0.02-0.55
NII Holdings (NIHD)26,661,2030.08-0.05-36.59
Intel (INTC)22,132,16734.54-0.08-0.23
On Track Innovations (OTIV)20,023,4933.61-0.19-5.00
Gilead Sciences (GILD)18,029,687100.99-2.67-2.58
Tesla Motors (TSLA)16,310,295253.86-25.34-9.08
GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT)16,297,68811.88-0.94-7.33
BlackBerry (BBRY)14,482,13811.020.232.13
VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN (TVIX)14,398,2322.970.155.32
JetBlue Airways (JBLU)14,312,95711.26-0.93-7.63
Activision Blizzard (ATVI)13,708,40522.31-1.08-4.62
Orexigen Therapeutics (OREX)13,291,9834.88-0.28-5.43
Comcast Cl A (CMCSA)12,893,38657.02-0.06-0.11
Groupon (GRPN)12,772,7426.95-0.20-2.87
eBay (EBAY)12,601,92150.96-1.23-2.36
Applied Materials (AMAT)11,737,02722.05-0.25-1.12
Zynga (ZNGA)11,653,6762.90-0.02-0.68
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)70,249,109$198.98-0.15-0.07
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)64,889,84943.57-0.22-0.50
iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)39,820,277114.11-1.26-1.09
Barclays Bank iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX)34,778,10129.360.742.59
iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (EWZ)22,575,86348.370.561.17
Select Sector SPDR-Financial (XLF)20,745,29423.38-0.01-0.04
Market Vectors ETF Trust Market Vectors Gold Miners (GDX)19,246,82223.910.030.13
Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3x Shares (TZA)19,233,46315.130.483.28
iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)15,602,16011.800.010.08
iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI)14,206,20340.37-0.58-1.42
Select Sector SPDR-Energy (XLE)13,219,27394.220.660.71
iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (EWU)10,881,67520.070.040.20
Select Sector SPDR-Utilities (XLU)10,827,65542.390.130.31
iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR)10,208,36670.95-0.29-0.41
Market Vectors Junior Gold Minets ETF (GDXJ)9,373,96238.541.052.80
ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (UVXY)8,772,31426.661.244.88
iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA)8,576,95265.88-0.14-0.21
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO)8,240,93544.07-0.19-0.43
Market Vectors Russia ETF Trust SBI (RSX)7,800,01924.11-0.46-1.87
Direxion Daily Small Cap Bull 3x Shares (TNA)7,615,24971.82-2.51-3.38
SPDR S&P Oil&Gas Exploration&Production ETF (XOP)7,117,71773.480.130.18
Select Sector SPDR-Industrial (XLI)6,954,60653.97-0.02-0.04
Select Sector SPDR-Technology (XLK)6,790,77339.98-0.24-0.60
VelocityShares 3x Long Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return (UGAZ)6,483,78114.780.956.87
SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK)6,282,36240.55-0.06-0.15
Avanir Pharmaceuticals Cl A (AVNR)88,314,743$12.495.7585.31
Bank of America (BAC)84,465,51216.74-0.05-0.30
Yahoo! (YHOO)71,635,43842.55-0.33-0.77
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)70,249,109198.98-0.15-0.07
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)64,889,84943.57-0.22-0.50
Apple (AAPL)60,740,706101.63-0.06-0.06
Facebook Cl A (FB)49,383,72874.58-2.90-3.74
Nokia ADS (NOK)40,778,6208.560.192.27
iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)39,820,277114.11-1.26-1.09
Twitter (TWTR)38,161,63749.38-2.73-5.24
Micron Technology (MU)36,804,41030.02-1.50-4.77
Microsoft (MSFT)35,176,79146.24-0.45-0.97
Barclays Bank iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX)34,778,10129.360.742.59
Cisco Systems (CSCO)31,886,93425.06-0.10-0.40
PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 (QQQ)31,468,65498.52-0.96-0.97
Sprint (S)31,451,3616.94-0.06-0.86
Petroleo Brasileiro ADS (PBR)31,099,07916.540.160.98
Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI)28,713,3753.58-0.02-0.55
NII Holdings (NIHD)26,661,2030.08-0.05-36.59
Pfizer (PFE)23,725,95029.920.491.66
Ford Motor (F)23,182,59116.47-0.12-0.72
iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (EWZ)22,575,86348.370.561.17
Intel (INTC)22,132,16734.54-0.08-0.23
Rite Aid (RAD)22,066,6056.42-0.13-1.98
Select Sector SPDR-Financial (XLF)20,745,29423.38-0.01-0.04
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Source: WSJ Market Data Group