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GOLDMAN: One Simple Fact Explains Why Scotland Will Probably Vote 'No'


Goldman Sachs is out with a Q&A on the Scottish independence referendum. They point out that while the polls are narrowing, betting markets still think that NO is much more likely than yes.

Tim Cook Basically Just Said He Was 'Offended' By The Way Google And Amazon Do Business


Apple CEO Tim Cook has given us perhaps the most important — and possibly most interesting — statement on individual privacy he's ever made.

If This Is Alex Salmond's Plan B, Scotland 'Would Fail Within A Year'

The independent National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR) has warned that an independent Scottish state would fail within a year if Scotland unilaterally takes the pound as its currency and reneges on its share of UK debt.

In Challenge To Android, Apple Has Banned Apps From Using The iPhone 6's NFC Payment Chip (AAPL)


One of the most exciting new features of the iPhone 6 is the new "near field communication" (NFC) chip that allows customers to make payments simply by holding their phone near a sensor.

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today (AAPL, EBAY, MSFT, GOOG)


Good morning! We're more than half way through this month. It's been pretty good so far! Let's look at the news: Microsoft announced plans to buy Minecraft, a building game that's basically the digital version of Legos, for $2.5 billion.  Here's why Microsoft bought Minecraft: It's a good business deal, Microsoft is committed to gaming, and Minecraft is more than a game, it's almost a social network.

George the goldfish has 'high risk' brain surgery


Sydney (AFP) - A goldfish called George was on the mend in Australia Tuesday after undergoing "high risk" brain surgery in an operation the vet described as "fiddly".

'The German Recovery Is Petering Out'


Germany’s investors are getting more and more bearish about the country’s economic situation, and Europe as a whole.

German investor sentiment falls ninth month in a row: ZEW


Berlin (AFP) - Investor sentiment in Germany fell for the ninth month in a row in September amid jitters about the economic fallout from global crises, a survey indicated on Tuesday.

ISIS Has Put Rand Paul In A Very Difficult Position


Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has emerged as a leading potential 2016 presidential candidate after years building a brand as a conservative with a libertarian bent who often breaks from his fellow Republicans to criticize foreign military action.

Fresh travel disruption as Air France pilots extend strike


Paris (AFP) - Passengers faced a second day of travel disruption on Tuesday as Air France pilots extended a strike in protest at the airline's plans to expand its low-cost subsidiary.

Independence Would Trigger A Demographic Timebomb In Scotland Requiring A Massive Tax Increase


Scotland would face huge demographic problems if it votes for independence, putting significant pressure on the country's public finances.

China ups its medics in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to 174


Geneva (AFP) - China will send more medics to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to help boost laboratory testing for the virus, raising the total number of Chinese medical experts there to 174, the UN said Tuesday.

France’s Prime Minister Says 'We'll Be F-----' If The Economy Doesn't Bounce Back


Manuel Valls was flying high when he became France's Prime Minister just half a year ago — in fact, that's why President Francois Holland's put him there.

Germany Just Asked Google To Do The Impossible: Reveal Its Secret Search Algorithm (GOOG)


German justice minister Heiko Maas is calling on Google to become more transparent by disclosing exactly how it ranks search results.

Season's first dolphins killed in Japan, say activists


Tokyo (AFP) - The first dolphins of the season were slaughtered on Tuesday in the small Japanese town of Taiji, campaigners said, commencing an annual cull repeatedly condemned by animal rights groups.

Dalai Lama calls inter-faith meeting in India to counter violence


New Delhi (AFP) - The Dalai Lama will convene a rare meeting of India's religious leaders to try to tackle rape, communal violence and other issues facing the world's biggest democracy, an aide said Tuesday.

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now


Good morning! Here's what people will be chatting about on Tuesday. 1.  The U.S. launched the first airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq as part of an expanded military campaign to defeat the militant group.  2.

Robin Thicke says he didn't write controversial hit


Los Angeles (AFP) - Robin Thicke's blockbuster but much criticized hit "Blurred Lines" grew even more controversial as the singer revealed he never wrote it, according to court documents.

China's Xi heads to Sri Lanka to promote 'maritime silk road'


Colombo (AFP) - President Xi Jinping was Tuesday due in Sri Lanka where he will launch construction of a Chinese-backed $1.4 billion port city as he promotes his vision of a "maritime silk road" in the face of growing competition from Japan and India.

China's overseas investment soars as FDI drops again


Beijing (AFP) - China's outbound investment more than doubled in August to $12.62 billion, data showed Tuesday, far outstripping foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country, which fell to a four-year low.


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