Mark Zuckerberg is thinking a lot about messaging. If the $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp wasn't enough proof, the Facebook chief executive officer spent a hefty chunk of today's earnings call talking about the opportunity in mobile communication.
A Chinese manufacturing gauge rose to an 18-month high in July, adding to signs that the government will meet its 2014 economic-growth target of about 7.5 percent.
Airlines and entertainers - including Air Canada and Cirque du Soleil - shunned Israel Wednesday as violence raged. Air Canada cancelled its overnight flight to Tel Aviv for the second straight day.
New Zealand's central bank raised interest rates to the highest level in more than five years on Thursday but said it would now take a breather as it looked at the impact of its tightening and watched inflation in the economy.
A production line at the Husi Food factory in Shanghai, which was discovered earlier this week to be using expired or rotten meat.