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.
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.
Wrapped up in an acquisition deal of the Viant company, Time Inc. has purchased a platform to distribute news stories in the form of the aging social network Myspace.
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.
Jamie Dimon only had to wait a day for his big bet on JPMorgan Chase & Co. to pay off. The bank's shares jumped 8.3 percent in New York trading Friday -- the most since November 2011 -- after the chief executive officer spent $26.6 million for 500,000 ...