Dow snaps 7-session skid as summer doldrums set in http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stock-futures-point-to-8th-loss-for-dow-as-hiring-services-data-await-2016-08-03 …
CME CUTS MARGIN 5.9% FOR NYMEX WTI CONTRACTS
Oil futures end 3.3% higher after drop in gasoline inventories http://on.mktw.net/2aCiDEI
PADOAN: ITALY BANKING SYSTEM NOT SOURCE OF VULNERABILITY
UniCredit shares plunge on capital worries after it posted a surprise fall in its core cap in Q2.
EZ Items De Jour
What we know regarding the Russell Square stabbing incident...
UK - Police statement on London Russell Square knife attack this night. #russellsquare
Police say terrorism is one possibility in knife attack at London's Russell Square http://bit.ly/2auxQIA
Austria could start discussion among European leaders to end Turkish accession to the EU -as soon as mid-September.
#Greece Shock at the ATM: Thousands of supplementary pensions undergo cut by 21%-46% http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2016/08/03/shock-at-the-atm-thousands-of-supplementary-pensions-undergo-cut-by-21-46/#.V6IggpGMx50.twitter …
.@DerSPIEGEL on Spain "probably no choice but to stop the illegal Catalan indyref using state security forces"
PP And Ciudadanos Pressure PSOE, Will Continue Talks After Rajoy And Rivera Meet In Congress https://www.thespainreport.com/articles/818-160803125002-pp-and-ciudadanos-pressure-psoe-and-will-continue-talks-after-rajoy-and-rivera-meet-in-congress …
Canada-EU free trade deal "will now require approval in Europe's 38 national and regional parliaments" - Politico #fail
No confidence in stress tests weighs upon Banks for a third day.
Today's must read article. Hands down
2. It's the story of a secretive body inside ISIS known as the Emni, which is responsible for ID'ing recruits for suicide attacks overseas
3. The story is based on over 100,000 pages of French, Belgian, German and Austrian investigative documents post-Nov 13 attacks.
4. But the real scoop is that we got a sit-down jailhouse interview with German ISIS operative Harry Sarfo, who was recruited by the Emni
#Breaking Three members of Ukip's ruling NEC resign in protest at decision to exclude Woolfe from leadership race
Bank of England set to be focus on Thursday.Will expectations being set in some quarters , be dashed on the shoals ?
U.S Secretary of State John Kerry to visit #Turkey towards end of August
TURKEY: Erdogan begins arresting former ministers of his own AK Party - @HasanSari7
Turkish authorities detain 21 academics in Kahramanmaras, 7 of them arrested by the court in the post-coup crackdown.
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming to visit Turkey, express country's support for gov't, President Erdoğan
Turkish police seize millions of liras in Gülen raids http://bit.ly/2aIuIK9
Greece wants ‘Plan B’ over Turkey’s stance to possibly quit EU migrant deal http://bit.ly/2ahWDT5
Greece denies call for 'Plan B' in EU-Turkey migrant deal http://f24.my/2ayn4Ts
Erdogan shares his thoughts on how Europe and the West generally responded to the failed Coup attempt.
"Whenever something shocking and horrific happens in Turkey, the reflex is conspiracy" http://nyti.ms/2ahdUvS
Bitcoin / Digital Currency News......
Bitcoin is still a problem in search of a solution
The Bitfinex Bitcoin Hack: What We Know (And Don't Know) http://www.coindesk.com/bitfinex-bitcoin-hack-know-dont-know …
So bitfinex were giving Bitcoin account holders option to lend their bitcoins to shorters to earn interest. https://m.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/4unh8u/are_there_any_legit_ways_to_earn_interest_on/d5r89ft …
BTC-e "Ethereum Classic in the current circumstances is a scam." via /r/CryptoCurrency http://bit.ly/2aCkxKb
Manafort responds to the campaign in chaos rumors.
. @KatyTurNBC reports Christie is not part of the intervention, sources say it's because he's still mad about the VP process.
Clinton ahead by 8% in new Ipsos national poll Clinton 43% Trump 35%
Extreme run for cover mode today....
Just got off the phone with a top Trump donor and fundraiser. At wit's end. Expletive after expletive. Can't fathom what Trump is doing.
Medal of Honor recipient and Palin son-in-law Meyer: Trump needs to apologize to Khans. http://nbcnews.to/2aulTRt
In case you wondering why the GOP Party Leadership is desperate to dump Trump , take a look at the past 24 hours.
Things could be about to go nuts...
Odds & Ends....
Putting aside shoddy construction , it's the second incident of serious theft by a team inside Olympic Village.
Oil Traders Have Almost Zero Faith in Key Libyan Ports Resuming http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-03/oil-traders-have-almost-zero-faith-in-key-libyan-ports-resuming-ireqflms …
Counterattack being beaten back..
Scores of Asian migrants left stranded and penniless in Saudi Arabia http://dw.com/p/1Jaqb