Secretive money manager Michael Larson has helped make Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates's fortune balloon to $82 billion in last 20 years.
Prices for the key chocolate ingredient have surged by over 6% this week amid fears the deadly Ebola virus spreading through West Africa could disrupt the region's supply of cocoa.
Scottish voters' decision to stick with the rest of the U.K. lifted stocks, but gave sterling only a brief boost as it left investors with gnawing doubts about the long-term political outlook.
Shares of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba opened at $92.70, up from their initial public offering price of $68.
Major stock benchmarks shot to fresh records Friday as investors cheered Scottish voters' decision to remain part of the U.K., while market watchers looked ahead to public trading of Alibaba.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said the company isn't surprised by the recent increase in death linked to faulty ignition switches in its vehicles. The number could continue to rise.
Western oil companies have pledged their readiness to continue working in Russia despite Western sanctions, which have already put a brand new project into question.
British business leaders said they were relieved that Scotland voted to stay in the U.K., after weeks of warning that a vote for independence could result in huge obstacles for firms operating there.
GlaxoSmithKline said a Chinese court found its subsidiary in the country guilty of bribery, and fined the company close to $491.5 million, in what Chinese state media said was the largest ever corporate fine.
Alibaba's shares priced Thursday at $68, at the high end of expectations, in what is one of the world's largest initial public offerings ever.