Fischer's Liftoff Signals; Beer Deal Still Pursued: Sunday Wrap

  • Bombings in Turkey drive lira lower in early trading
  • Tough day for Southwest passengers as computers go down

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said the U.S. economy may be strong enough to warrant an interest rate hike before the end of 2015.

Deutsche Bank is considering the sale of a unit that insures pension funds against beneficiaries living longer than expected.

ABInbev appears likely to raise its offer for rival brewing giant SABMiller ahead of Wednesday’s deadline for a formal bid.

The Turkish lira fell in early trading as investors digested what an expert called the “slow motion crisis” brought to the fore by Saturday’s bombings in Ankara.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meetings with Saudi leaders on Syria led to some strong assertions from Putin and a few curious statements from Saudi officials that could be taken to mean they’re being swayed on Syria’s Bashar al-Assad staying or going.

Southwest Airlines Inc. had to process check-in and boardings on paper due to a computer malfunction. Many flights were delayed by a couple of hours but there were no indications of a meltdown along the lines of ones United Airlines has had.

Paul Ryan may not be any more acceptable to hardline conservatives to become U.S. House speaker than John Boehner and Kevin McCarthy were.

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson loves his Nazi analogies. That’s his story, and he’s sticking to it.

Donald Trump says Germany is “insane” for agreeing to take so many Syrian refugees.

Former Anglo Irish Bank Corp. Chief Executive Officer David Drumm faces an extradition hearing in Boston after being arrested in the U.S. on Saturday night.

The Palestinian Authority’s Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu do agree on one critical thing: no one can afford another intifada. They just have very different ways of trying to avoid one.

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