Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA and some of its executives were hit with a U.S. class action lawsuit by investors in $98 billion of the company's securities over an alleged kickback and bribery scheme.
Visa and MasterCard, the world's two biggest payment networks, both announced Friday they're stopping services in Crimea, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
More than 10 million people tested out Amazon.com's Prime membership for the first time this holiday season, according to the e-commerce behemoth.
In a video sure to make many rethink the gifts they gave their parents this holiday season, a son handed his mother and father a present that made them weep: A note letting them know he'd paid off their mortgage.
... * Finance minister expects GDP drop of 4 pct in 2015. * Recalculates budget based on $60/barrel oil. * Central bank to lend over $2 bln to bailed-out Trust bank.