From the Wires

Alibaba largest stock offering ever

BBC: Chinese internet giant Alibaba has raised $25B in its IPO.

PBR sold to Russian beverage company

NYT: Pabst Brewing Company, which makes Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, was purchased by Oasis Beverages, a Russian brewer and beverages distributor.

Scotland votes to stay in United Kingdom

Bloomberg: Fifty-five percent of Scottish voters supported the "no" campaign; 44.7% backed independence.

Scotland vote on independence begins

WSJ: Voters in Scotland are deciding whether to break up with the United Kingdom after 307 years.

Artificial sweeteners may lead to diabetes

Forbes: A new study shows that artificial sweeteners causes higher blood sugar in both mice and men.

General Mills expects to save $100M

WSJ: The food maker plans to streamline its North American supply chain.

Sony predicts $2.14B loss

Business Insider: The Japanese electronics giant blames the loss on its struggling mobile phone business.

United Airlines offers $100K buyouts to flight attendants

Bloomberg: Hoping to rein in costs, the major U.S. carrier is offering its flight attendants buyouts of as much as $100,000.

Microsoft acquires popular game 'Minecraft'

WSJ: The software giant purchased Mojang AB, maker of the videogame, for $2.5 billion.

Cognizant to buy TriZetto

Bloomberg: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. will purchase TriZetto Corp. for $2.7 billion in cash.

Apple hits new record with iPhone 6 preorders

Forbes: Apple announced that over four million devices were sold in the first 24 hours.

U.S. retail sales driven by car, health purchases

BBC: Car sales were up 9.5% from August 2013, and spending in healthcare stores went up 8.1% from last year.

New iPhones face shipping delays

Bloomberg: Apple's new iPhones will take as many as four weeks to ship.