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.
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.
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.