RIO DE JANEIRO - The bottom seems to have fallen out of Brazil's economy, with the government reporting Friday that the gross domestic product plunged 1.9 percent in the second quarter alone, once again throwing the nation into a technical recession.
Stocks ended mixed in a narrow range Friday as Wall Street closed out one of its most turbulent weeks in years that saw the major indexes swing dramatically and fall into official correction territory for the first time since 2011.
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- At SRI, researchers are developing tiny robots that zip around on a thin electronic sheet and can work together like a hive of bees to manufacture a wide range of things, including super-strong support beams.
Twitter committed itself Friday to boosting the share of female employees at the company to 35% from 34% by next year. In a global workforce of 4,100, that's 41 more women.
U.S. consumers increased their spending moderately in July as wages and salaries made their biggest jump in eight months. Spending rose 0.3 percent in July, helped by purchases of big-ticket items such as cars, the Commerce Department reported Friday.