Russia Blames US For Death Of Top General In Syria

Russia's Foreign Ministry blamed the "two-faced policy" of the United States for the death of Russian Lieutenant-General in Syria. "The death of the Russian commander is the price paid with blood for the hypocrisy of American policy in Syria."

Doesn't Mexico Have Building Codes?

"City councils can pass building code laws all day long, but as long as residents lack the incomes necessary to afford housing, offices, and factory space that's built to withstand earthquakes, there will always be an especially large incentive to cut corners on construction. Innocent people will suffer as a result."

Brent Crude Spikes To Highest Since July 2015

North Korean war-talk has extended early gains for Brent Crude (driven by anxiety over the post-Kurd-referendum fallout), pushing prices to their highest since July 2015.

Trump Escalates War With NFL In Early Tweetstorm

"Many people booed the players who kneeled yesterday... The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!"

Apple Does Right By Its Users... And Advertisers Are Displeased

With the new Safari 11 update, Apple takes an important step to protect your privacy, specifically how your browsing habits are tracked and shared with parties other than the sites you visit. In response, Apple is getting criticized by the advertising industry for "destroying the Internet's economic model."

Republicans Scramble To Revise Obamacare Repeal Bill As Defeat Looms

Late on Sunday and overnight, GOP senate leadership was scrambling to revise the Obamacare repeal bill in order to win support from a small but critical group of holdout senators and secure the 50 votes needed to allow the tie-breaking vote in favor cast by Vice President Mike Pence.

Frontrunning: September 25

  • Merkel’s Bloc Regroups After ‘Nightmare Victory’ in Germany (BBG); Germany’s Election Results Reflect European Unease on Economy, Immigration (WSJ)
  • Chastened Merkel looks for coalition partners after vote (Reuters)
  • Iraqi Kurds Vote in Independence Referendum (WSJ)
  • GOP Revises Obamacare Repeal With Bill Headed to Likely Defeat (BBG)
  • Trump Tax Plan to Cut Taxes for Corporations and Wealthy (BBG)

Global Stocks Mixed After "Nightmare Victory" For Merkel; Chinese Property Developers Crash

European stocks rose as the euro tumbled following Germany’s election result which was dubbed a "Nightmare Victory" for Merkel and could lead to complicated coalition talks. U.S. equity-index futures point to a lower open, while Asian equities slide after a plunge in Chinese property developer names as well as tech stocks following more iPhone delivery concerns. S&P500 futures are steady.