Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, has struck out at U.K. broadcaster BBC over allegations of poor working conditions.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open following Thursday's rally, which saw the Dow industrial average climb to a three-year high.
The "Fast Money" traders give their final trades of the day.
U.S. crude futures rallied more than $2 a barrel on Friday on book-squaring ahead of the contract expiry and pre-holiday short-covering.
Bankers disappointed with their Christmas bonuses could fuel a surge in legal cases bought against their employers, a law firm warned.
Accenture raised its revenue forecast for fiscal 2015 after contract wins helped it post better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and revenue.
Ride-sharing company Uber faces a rape allegation from a female customer, this time in Boston.
Asian equities mostly rose on Thursday, with the exception of Seoul, as investors took heart from a turn in oil prices and after the Federal Reserve said it was confident in the U.S. economy.
Companies making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
Police departments are increasingly turning to body cameras to build trust and provide accountability for officers. But does it work?
Skillz CEO Andrew Paradise pitches his competition gaming platform. Will the "Power Pitch" panel say game on—or game over?
Americans probably haven't noticed much of a change in airline-ticket prices since oil began to plummet. They shouldn't hold their breath.
Toys R Us and Kohl's are keeping their stores open into the wee hours as the countdown to Christmas winds down.
Nasdaq OMX announced the results of its annual re-ranking of the Nasdaq 100 index, which will cause a reshuffling of several constituents.
Google is planning to build Android directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to use the Internet without plugging in smartphones.
EBay Chief Executive John Donahoe will get an exit package worth an estimated $23 million after the company splits from PayPal next year.
Russia's economic crisis is an "extremely grave" situation not only for Russia, the former president of the European Central Bank told CNBC.
Russia's currency briefly surpassed Ukraine's Hryvnia as the worst performing currency year-to-date, but it isn't clear whether the ruble is undervalued.
European shares closed mixed on Friday, with Italian banking stocks and the health care sector weighing on wider benchmarks.
The green energy market is the latest to fall victim to the precipitous fall in global oil prices, as investors shun eco-friendly tech companies.