SAO PAULO - The Brazilian government says gross domestic product contracted for the second consecutive quarter, sending the economy of Latin America's biggest country into a technical recession.
NEW YORK A volatile ride for global markets this week ended calmly on Friday even as lingering worries over Chinese economic growth and the Federal Reserve's plans to raise interest rates weighed on stocks, but oil rebounded sharply for a second day.
SAN JOSE (CBS SF) - The Defense Department has awarded a Silicon Valley group a $75 million grant to establish an institute dedicated to innovation in flexible electronics and next-generation Internet connectivity.
Twitter committed itself Friday to boosting the share of female employees at the company from 34% to 35% by next year. In a global workforce of 4,100, that's 41 more women.
WASHINGTON - Consumer spending rose in July as American households stepped up vehicle purchases, but consumer sentiment dipped in August.