NUMBER 5 - CHOCOLATE PRICES GO UP
Chocolate lovers beware! The price of your favorite treat is on the rise. Rising demand in emerging markets and bad weather in cocoa producing countries is pushing up the cost of key ingredients. The price of cocoa butter, for example, stands at a four-year high, having risen by 70-percent over the past 12 months.
NUMBER 4 - KARDASHIAN RING NETS BIG BUCKS
Kim Kardashian's engagement ring from Kris Humphries sold for big bucks at auction Tuesday. The 20-carat sparkler went for $749,000 at Christie's in New York, according to US Weekly. That's far more than the auction house expected. It was bought by an anonymous phone bidder. E! News reports the proceeds will go to charity. Kardashian and Humphries split in 2011 after just 72 days of marriage.
NUMBER 3 - MADONNA BANNED FROM THEATER
Madonna has been banned from a theater chain for not following proper movie etiquette. The "Material Girl" was allegedly texting during a New York Film Festival premiere screening of "12 Years a Slave." According to reports, when a fellow filmgoer asked her to stop, she allegedly snapped back. The CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema tells CNN Madonna will not be allowed in to any of its locations until she apologizes.
NUMBER 2 - TWITTER HEADS TO STOCK EXCHANGE
Twitter is heading to the New York Stock Exchange. It will trade under the symbol 'TWTR.' The choice is a blow to the Nasdaq, which had courted the social media company in recent weeks. But many felt the NYSE had the upper hand, given the Nasdaq's massive fumbling of Facebook's initial public offering last year. The New York Times reports Twitter has set a tentative date of November 15th to begin trading.
NUMBER 1 - DEBT CEILING COUNTDOWN
Hours to go until the nation hits the debt ceiling, and Washington is right where it was 24 hours ago. After the House tried but failed to work out an agreement, it's once again up to the Senate to craft a deal that can make it to the president's desk. Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell are back to working on a last minute agreement. President Obama is calling for quick action.