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  • WASHINGTON— US Senate approves bill with training for Syrian rebels, clearing it for Obama to sign.

  • Sept 18- Alibaba Group Holding priced its initial public offering at $68 a share, the top end of the expected range, raising $21.8 billion on Thursday. "I'd put them in a class of Facebook and Google with the scale they have, growth prospects and profitability," said Scot Wingo, CEO of e-commerce software provider ChannelAdvisor.

  • YOUGOV SURVEY IS NOT AN EXIT POLL, SHOWS SUPPORT FOR UNITED KINGDOM AT 54 PERCENT.

  • YOUGOV SURVEY OF SCOTTISH VOTERS PREVIOUSLY POLLED SHOWS SUPPORT FOR INDEPENDENCE AT 46 PERCENT.

  • Sept 18- Home Depot Inc said on Thursday that data could have been stolen from 56 million payment cards by criminals who used malware from April to September to hack into its systems at stores in the United States and Canada.

  • Rite Aid and Pier 1 are big market movers Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Rite Aid Corp., down $1.23 to $5.41. Pier 1 Imports Inc., down $2.88 to $12.66.

  • ALIBABA IPO PRICES AT $68 A SHARE, TOP OF RANGE, RAISES $21.8 BLN- DOW JONES, CITING SOURCE.

  • Correction: Labor-Jazz Musicians story Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK— NEW YORK— In a story Sept. 17 about jazz musicians in New York City seeking pensions, The Associated Press misspelled the name of one musician. Her name is Keisha St. Joan, not St. NEW YORK— Keisha St. Joan has been singing at some of the most famous jazz clubs in the nation for more than five decades.

  • At UN, Obama to urge nations to go big on climate Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:22 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Having spent political capital fighting climate change at home, President Barack Obama will turn his sights overseas next week, urging fellow heads of state to be as ambitious as possible as they negotiate a make-or-break global treaty to be finalized in Paris next year.

  • AP Top Financial News At 5:20 p.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs Stock gains lift US household wealth to a record Alibaba's plan: Today, China.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:20 p.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    US stock market reaches record after drop in jobless claims and Fed meeting. US household wealth rises to record level of $81.5 trillion on stock and home price gains Alibaba, for now an e-commerce powerhouse in China, hints at expansion to US and beyond Polls close, vote counting begins in Scotland's historic referendum on independence from UK CEO at low-cost carrier JetBlue is leaving, will be replaced by company president Apple tightens security so company can't pry into password-protected iPhones, iPads Should we stay or should we go?

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Qualcomm Inc executives showed off robots made with smartphone technology at an annual developer conference on Thursday, but they steered clear of talking about China, a key growth market where the chipmaker is entangled in an antitrust investigation.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:15 p.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    US stock market reaches record after drop in jobless claims and Fed meeting. US household wealth rises to record level of $81.5 trillion on stock and home price gains Alibaba, for now an e-commerce powerhouse in China, hints at expansion to US and beyond Polls close, vote counting begins in Scotland's historic referendum on independence from UK CEO at low-cost carrier JetBlue is leaving, will be replaced by company president Apple tightens security so company can't pry into password-protected iPhones, iPads Should we stay or should we go?

  • AP Top Financial News At 5:15 p.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs Stock gains lift US household wealth to a record Alibaba's plan: Today, China.

  • CORRECTED-JetBlue names Robin Hayes CEO Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:09 PM ET

    Sept 18- JetBlue Airways named Robin Hayes, its current President, as chief executive, effective Feb. 16, 2015. Shares were up 5 percent after the bell at $11.90. Hayes replaces Dave Barger, its CEO of seven years.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:08 p.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:08 PM ET

    US stock market reaches record after drop in jobless claims and Fed meeting. US household wealth rises to record level of $81.5 trillion on stock and home price gains Alibaba, for now an e-commerce powerhouse in China, hints at expansion to US and beyond Polls close, vote counting begins in Scotland's historic referendum on independence from UK CEO at low-cost carrier JetBlue is leaving, will be replaced by company president Apple tightens security so company can't pry into password-protected iPhones, iPads Should we stay or should we go?

  • AP Top Financial News At 5:08 p.m. EDT Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:08 PM ET

    Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs Stock gains lift US household wealth to a record Alibaba's plan: Today, China.

  • *London offers more powers if Scotland stays. EDINBURGH, Sept 18- Scotland has voted on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or break the 307- year-old union in a finely balanced independence referendum with global consequences. The gap is sufficiently close that if the pollsters have got it marginally wrong, Scotland could go its own way.

  • *Oracle shares down after hours. NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, a day after the U.S. Goldman Sachs rose 1.7 percent to $187.89, the biggest boost to the Dow.