TOKYO Japanese manufacturing activity expanded at its fastest pace in 20 months in November as output and new export orders picked up, final figures from a survey showed on Tuesday, suggesting the economy is starting to turnaround from a recession.
CHICAGO U.S. shoppers seeking to avoid the holiday crowds at bricks-and-mortar stores and snare deals on Cyber Monday came face-to-face with traffic jams and product sellouts, with some customers of Target Corp forced to wait in a virtual line.
This year's "Cyber Monday" is set to be the biggest online shopping day in history, Adobe predicts. With data from thousands of retailers still flowing in, the company believes Monday's total online spending will be $2.98 billion.
Bill Gates, the world's richest man, led a group of philanthropists in vowing to plow $2 billion into clean energy through personal investments and a new fund to be set up next year.
Amazon's drone en route to deliver a pair of shoes in the company's new ad. Almost exactly two years after announcing its plans to deliver packages with a drone, Amazon has revealed a new prototype of one of its delivery drones.