Dow component General Electric reported better-than-expected quarterly results, but the stock fell more than 2 percent as sales fell 12 percent year over year.
The world's largest rice producer is hungry for more and looking to the U.S. for supplies. China will import American rice for the first time after a new trade deal was agreed to Thursday.
In an innovative blow to illicit internet commerce, cyberpolice shut down the world's leading "darknet" marketplace - then quietly seized a second bazaar to amass intelligence on illicit drug merchants and buyers.
Even as the S&P 500 Index clawed its way to a fresh record and squeezed out a third consecutive weekly gain, signs of fading enthusiasm in U.S.
Yesterday, Microsoft reported Q4 earnings grew 40% over last year. The stock has now become one of Robert Frazier's top 5 most profitable investments.