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From Global Markets 3:00 pm

Australian Stock Market Report – Midday August 22, 2014

There were mixed signals out of the US session overnight. Better than expected growth figures were balanced by the US Fed's view on inflation with the central bank indicating that the risk of lower inflation has diminished. This came in the change to the FOMC statement which revised down the risks of inflation remaining below the 2.

Housing in Venezuela

From Global Markets 2:38 pm

U.S. Housing Starts Data in July Turns Around Lackluster Real Estate Growth

U.S housing starts rose sharply in July, indicating what appears to be a stunted recovery for the local housing market is now "back on track," according to a report on CNBC on Wednesday.

Israel flag

From Global Markets 2:25 pm

Haifa Seeks 2nd Stock Exchange for Israel

TheTel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) may soon have competition as Haifa, the third-largest city in Israel, wants to open a second bourse that focuses on technology-based stocks.

4G LTE to 5G

From Companies 2:14 pm

AT&T Offers 1 Gigabit/Second Download Speed in Cupertino

Telco giant AT&T is offering to Cupertino, California residents an enviable 1 gigabit per second download speed.

An airplane carrying American doctor Kent Brantly who has the Ebola virus, arrives at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia on Aug. 2, 2014. The same plane is now carrying the second Ebola patient Nancy Writebol.

From Economy 1:22 pm

American Doctor Dr Kent Brantly Survives Deadly Ebola, Released from Hospital, Sent Home

The experimental drug ZMapp to counter the deadly Ebola virus seemed to be working. Its first human recipients, American missionaries Dr Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, have been discharged by Emory University Hospital. Both have been declared as virus-free, safe for release and ok to go home.

A man smokes marijuana during a gathering to welcome back marijuana advocate Marc Emery in Windsor, Ontario

From Economy 12:22 pm

Medicinal or Otherwise, Canadian Doctors Oppose Marijuana Smoking

Even if their group has denied to give their participation to a government campaign, doctors in Canada remain against smoking marijuana, be it for medicinal purposes or not.

Handout shows U.S. journalist James Foley speaking at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications in Evanston, Illinois

From Politics & Policy 10:55 am

James Foley: Release of Beheading Video by ISIS Meant to Attract More Recruits to Join the Cause – Intelligence

More than retaliation for the recent US airstrikes, ISIS released for all the world to see the beheading video of American journalist James Foley to attract more recruits into the cause.

An elderly woman walks at a temporary housing complex where evacuees from the Kawamata area are living in Kawamata town, Fukushima prefecture June 23, 2014. The triple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant that followed the March 2011 earthquak

From Global Markets 9:56 am

Global Markets Overview – August 22, 2014

More record prints for the S&P as it's now within eight points of 2000, a psychological milestone.

Unemployment

From Global Markets 9:47 am

Australian Stock Market Report – Morning August 22, 2014

In US economic data, weekly claims for unemployment insurance fell by 14,000 to 298,000, below forecasts for a result near300,000.

iPhone 5C

From Tech 9:24 am

iPhone 5C Sells for Less Than $1 in Walmart; Another Indicator of the iPhone 6 Release

In anticipation of the roll out of the iPhone 6 by Apple in September, supermarket giant Walmart is clearing its stock of the iPhone 5C that it is almost giving away the units for free.