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  • App launched with uniquely African emojis Saturday, 6 Feb 2016 | 10:59 AM ET

    JOHANNESBURG— App developers have launched a series of uniquely African emojis of characters dressed in colorful traditional attire using popular local expressions and gestures. Afro Emoji founder Nigerian-American Ayoola Daramola said there was a gap in the market for images representing African mobile phone users. Afro Emoji spokeswoman Jessica...

  • Feb 5- Chicago Stock Exchange Inc, one of the oldest stock exchanges in the United States, said on Friday it would be bought by an investor group led by China's Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group. Chicago Stock Exchange's Chief Executive John Kerin said the deal would give the company additional resources to pursue the launch of its new product, CHX Snap, in the...

  • Feb 5- Chicago Stock Exchange Inc, one of the oldest stock exchanges in the United States, said on Friday it would be bought by an investor group led by China's Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group. Chicago Stock Exchange's Chief Executive John Kerin said the deal would give the company additional resources to pursue the launch of its new product, CHX Snap, in the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- Virtu Financial plans to launch later this year a "velvet rope" service in which it will execute trades for select institutional investors, Doug Cifu, head of the automated trading firm, said on Thursday. The agency offering would not require any new hires or infrastructure at the firm, Cifu said on a call with analysts after Virtu reported a 37.7...

  • Merrimack CEO: Face of pharma isn't a bad actor Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 2:14 PM ET
    Merrimack CEO: Face of pharma isn't a bad actor

    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals develops products to treat cancer. President and CEO Bob Mulroy, shares his view of drug price hikes and whether the FDA is in the way of companies.

  • Welcome to the Uber Super Bowl Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 1:46 PM ET
    Welcome to the Uber Super Bowl

    Uber is a Super Bowl sponsor for the first time, paying to be the official ride-sharing app. In exchange, it will get special access to parking near Levi's Stadium.

  • LONDON, Feb 4- European Union rules that will introduce curbs on hundreds of commodities contracts to try to stop abuses are unnecessary, Britain's markets regulator said on Thursday. The blunt criticism comes when Brussels is set to propose a one-year delay until January 2018 for the launch of the new rules, known as MiFID II. Tracey McDermott, acting chief...

  • Johnson& Johnson, continuing its long quest for a Type 1 diabetes cure, is joining forces with biotech company ViaCyte to speed development of the first stem cell treatment that could fix the life-threatening hormonal disorder. They've already begun testing it in a small number of diabetic patients. ViaCyte and Johnson& Johnson's Janssen BetaLogics group...

  • Cisco's mobile vision Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 5:20 AM ET
    Cisco's mobile vision

    Thomas Barnett, Cisco Systems, discusses the rapid demand for mobile access and how Cisco plans to profit from the growth. Also Barnett weighs in on the need to increase cybersecurity.

  • Warby Parker: Breaking 'glasses' ceiling Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 9:08 AM ET
    Warby Parker: Breaking 'glasses' ceiling

    Neil Blumenthal, Warby Parker discusses how he is disrupting the eye wear industry without losing sight of philanthropy.

  • BEIJING, Feb 1- China's foreign exchange regulator said it has not asked institutions to defer the launch of new products under the Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor program, according to a post on its official microblog on Monday. The statement follows a report by financial magazine Caixin on Saturday that quoted unidentified sources from fund...

  • BEIJING, Feb 1- China's foreign exchange regulator said it has not asked institutions to defer the launch of new products under the Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor program, according to a post on its official microblog on Monday.

  • HAVANA— Cuba announced Sunday night that it is launching broadband Internet service in two Havana neighborhoods as a pilot project aimed at bringing home access to one of the world's least connected nations. Still, any fiber-optic home connections would be an important milestone in Cuba, where broadband home service is currently legal only for diplomats and...

  • Virtual reality stock picks Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 5:23 PM ET
    Virtual reality stock picks

    The "Fast Money" traders discuss their top virtual reality stock picks, including Facebook and Nvidia.

  • DETROIT, Jan 29- General Motors Co executives used to boast about how frequently the company redesigned cars and trucks. Starting with the new Chevrolet Cruze compact, the basic underpinnings of vehicle lines could last a dozen years or more, GM President Dan Ammann told Reuters. The move underscores the balancing act the automaker faces in tackling...

  • Earnings will shine light on Google's moonshots Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 3:46 PM ET
    Electronic screens post the price of Alphabet stock

    New accounting will spotlight the profitability Google's hallmark products — and the cost of its edgier projects.

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 28- Chinese regulators have asked several domestic funds to postpone issuing new outbound investment products, sources said, the latest attempt by authorities to stem capital flight which is undermining the value of the yuan and worrying global investors. According to the Institute of International Finance, China posted capital outflows of...

  • CHINESE REGULATORS ASK SOME FUNDS TO POSTPONE ISSUING NEW PRODUCTS AMID CAPITAL FLIGHT- SOURCES.

  • TOYOYAMA, Japan— Japan unveiled its first homemade stealth plane Thursday as it tries to catch up on the technology and enhance its reconnaissance and intelligence capabilities as China expands its own military presence in the region. The red-and-white aircraft, with a 14- meter- long fuselage and 9- meter- long wingspan, sat inside a hanger at the Nagoya...

  • China aims to make 2 mln green cars annually by 2020. Volkswagen AG plans 15 new-energy models over 3-5 years, its China chief told a green car conference in Beijing on Saturday, predicting- like the government- that Chinese production of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles would grow almost six times to 2 million annually by 2020.. A series of studies by Tsinghua...