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  • Greece: New bailout 'out of the question' Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 3:43 PM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece's finance minister says his country will not seek additional rescue funds from other eurozone countries after bailout loans are completed this year, despite concerns from rescue lenders that an early general election could unravel years of cost-cutting reforms.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 19- Holly Riggle, a 29- year-old white-collar worker from Ohio, is just the kind of everyday customer Apple Inc would love to have for its new iPhone 6, which launches Friday. But Riggle is sticking to her Android smartphone, calling Apple less "original" than it was under former Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs.

  • PARIS/ BRUSSELS, Sept 19- Scotland's vote against independence offers lessons for British politicians and their European partners faced with a referendum on whether to stay in the EU which Prime Minister David Cameron has promised for 2017..

  • But Apple Inc's new mobile payments system- unveiled just ten days ago- is already winning over the heavyweights of the financial industry and signaling the likely demise of lesser payment alternatives.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. crude oil fell on Friday, on track for its fourth daily decline on continued concerns about ample supply at a time of weak global economic data and fragile demand. Brent crude hovered around $98 a barrel for much of the morning, but saw a rally just before 11 a.m. EDT with prices gaining as much as 76 cents a barrel in the next hour.

  • Ohio creator of Slush Puppies dead at age 74 Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    CINCINNATI— Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. His daughter DeeAnn Radcliff Harmon said Radcliff died Thursday in hospice care after his health declined following a recent fall.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. crude oil fell on Friday, on track for its fourth daily decline on continued concerns about ample supply at a time of weak global economic data and fragile demand. Brent crude hovered around $98 a barrel, as talk of possible OPEC production cuts kept the benchmark up from the 26- month lows reached at the start of the week.

  • *Nationalist leader Alex Salmond concedes defeat, resigns. EDINBURGH, Sept 19- 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.

  • LONDON, Sept 19- British financial markets rose and a collective sigh of relief echoed across the investment and business community on Friday after a Scottish vote against independence averted the deep uncertainty a United Kingdom break-up would have unleashed. Royal Bank of Scotland said it had scrapped contingency plans to relocate to England.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Stock markets around the world rose on Friday after Scotland voted to remain in the United Kingdom and removed an element of uncertainty for equity markets, which were on track for a week of strong gains. Investors were also eagerly awaiting the initial public offering of Alibaba Group, slated to debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday.

  • *Scotland to stay in UK, but pound down on profit-taking. NEW YORK, Sept 19- The dollar rose against a basket of major currencies on Friday, on track for its 10th consecutive week of gains, as investors bet U.S. interest rates would rise more quickly than expected.

  • LONDON, Sept 19- The zinc rally has run out of steam. But the benchmark LME three-month price has over the last couple of weeks retreated from above $2,400 per tonne to a current $2,260. The LME's Commitments of Traders Report showed money managers trimming their net long position by 12,271 lots, or 306,775 tonnes, in the week to Sept. 12.

  • LONDON, Sept 19- Sterling's rebound on Scotland's rejection of independence on Friday lasted all of about two hours before the realities of the UK's still-complicated political horizon reined in what had until recently been the world's best performing currency.

  • Edinburgh, Sept 19- People reacted with relief and joy on one side and disappointment laced with bitterness on the other on Friday after Scotland decided to stay part of the United Kingdom in a referendum on independence.

  • LONDON, Sept 19- British financial markets rose and a collective sigh of relief echoed across the investment and business community on Friday after a Scottish vote against independence averted the deep uncertainty a United Kingdom break-up would have unleashed. Royal Bank of Scotland said it had scrapped contingency plans to relocate to England.

  • *Alibaba prices IPO at top of range, bolstering sentiment. LONDON, Sept 19- World markets rallied on Friday as Scotland's decision to stay in the United Kingdom lifted Europe and got investors over the latest in a recent run of tricky global political hurdles.

  • *Talk of OPEC cuts, lower Libyan output support prices. LONDON, Sept 19- Brent crude oil steadied below $98 a barrel on Friday, not far above 26- month lows reached at the start of the week as OPEC talk of a production cut balanced worries about ample supply at a time of fragile demand.

  • EDINBURGH/ LONDON, Sept 19- When 3.6 million Scots voted on Thursday on whether to leave or stay within the United Kingdom, they were answering one simple question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

  • Some consumers say Apple is losing its "cool" factor Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 19- Holly Riggle, a 29- year-old white-collar worker from Ohio, is just the kind of everyday customer Apple Inc would love to have for its new iPhone 6, which launches Friday. But Riggle is sticking to her Android smartphone, calling Apple less "original" than it was under former chief executive Steve Jobs.

  • Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 5:59 AM ET

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone— Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages. President Ernest Bai Koroma urged his countrymen to cooperate.