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.
Shares of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba opened at $92.70, up from their initial public offering price of $68.
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.
Oracle said its longtime leader, Larry Ellison, will step aside as CEO but take over as chairman of the business-software giant. Mark Hurd and Safra Catz were named co-CEOs.
Home Depot said 56 million cards may have been compromised in a five-month attack on its payment terminals, making the breach much bigger than the holiday attack at Target.
Dave Barger, the longtime JetBlue Airways CEO who has been criticized this year for the discount carrier's lagging performance, will step down when his contract ends in February.
French media and telecom conglomerate Vivendi said it would sell its Brazilian unit GVT to Spanish telecom giant Telefónica in a deal valued at around $9.3 billion.
Nike executives fielded concerns about risks in athletic endorsements at their annual shareholder meeting in the wake of several high-profile suspensions of sponsored athletes for violent behavior.
TransCanada Corp. Friday defended its corporate structure as the best way to maximize profit and dividend payouts to shareholders, following a report suggesting some activist funds may push to break up the company to boost its share price.
China's largest gold producer, Zhongjin Gold, said President Wang Ronghu has been detained by state anticorruption agents.