Americans now spend an estimated at $7 billion during Halloween, making it the second biggest holiday in terms of consumer spending.
Google said on Thursday that Andy Rubin, co-founder of its Android mobile business and head of its nascent robotics effort is leaving the company.
Japan's Sony reported a second-quarter operating loss on Friday that was narrower than analysts had estimated.
A large group of creditors of MF Global will soon receive their first payout, as $518.7 million of checks start to be mailed out on Friday.
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