The yen headed for its biggest two-week gain versus the dollar since 1998 during the Asian financial crisis, intensifying speculation Japanese authorities could intervene to weaken it.
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.
Deutsche Bank AG's riskiest debt was downgraded by Standard & Poor's due to concerns that potential losses at Germany's biggest lender could restrict its ability to pay on the obligations.
A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Asian shares fell Friday, with Japan's Nikkei 225 index tumbling more than 5 percent following a sell-off in European and U.S.
U.S. index futures advanced in line with European equities and oil prices, indicating the Standard & Poor's 500 Index will snap its longest losing streak since September.