S&P closes at record high

Late day momentum driving stocks on Friday. The Dow closing above 18,000, the S&P 500 hit an all-time high, and the Nasdaq another at a 15-year high, an all around good week for the equity markets. Feb 14, 2015

Toymakers playtime pivot

A playtime pivot for top toymakers Mattel and Hasbro re-imagining classic brands for a new generation of kids and parents. The occasion - the 2015 Toy Fair. Hasbro showing off countless Feb 14, 2015

Coffee sinks Smucker's profit

Coffee has become acidic for J.M. Smucker. Its retail coffee sales, primarily its Folgers brand, fell again in the latest quarter. As a result, the company's sales and profit fell. It hiked prices Feb 13, 2015

Fifty shades of magnolia for B&Q

B&Q sells around one million metres of rope every year - enough to stretch to the moon and back. Now they're hoping to sell a bit more thanks to a recent publicity stunt. Britain's biggest DIY firm Feb 13, 2015

Africa's largest economies feel the heat

South Africa's parliament descends into chaos. Protesters stormed the building, demanding President Jacob Zuma pay back some of the taxpayers' funds used for a $23 million upgrade of his rural home. Feb 13, 2015

Germany leaps ahead but France limping

This is an image France would like to project. A defence industry on the attack with the sale of 24 Rafale warplanes and other equipment to Egypt, its first export customer for the warplane, for a Feb 13, 2015