When IRobot unveiled its Roomba vacuum cleaner robot in 2002, people went crazy for the dinner plate on wheels that zoomed across carpets sucking up dust and dirt.
Europe is still trying to crawl back to where it was in 2008. That was the subtext of the economic data for the eurozone published on Friday.
U.S. stocks rallied on Friday, snapping a five-day losing streak in the S&P 500, as financial, commodity-related and other beaten-down shares rebounded.
Myspace still exists? It does, and the company that owns the once-ubiquitous social network is being bought by Time Inc. to help the magazine publisher target ads.
U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite tumbling stock prices. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales increased a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent last month, the same as in December.