Lunch on Wall Street
But the drugmaker didn't budge on its price hikes Thursday, which have drawn ire both in Congress and from families that have had to shell out increasingly large sums for the potentially life-saving treatment - Full Story.
The world's key central banks have worked themselves into contortions to try to rev up economic growth, raise inflation and coax consumers and businesses to borrow and spend more - Full Story.
The job market is humming, and so are the U.S. financial markets, with major stock indexes near record highs - Full Story.
Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads and Facebook friend suggestions on Facebook based on WhatsApp information - although not on the messaging service itself - Full Story.
Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods surged in July, lifted in part by the biggest increase in orders in a key investment category since January - Full Story.
British lawmakers on Thursday demanded that social media do more to police users who promote extremism, arguing that companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter are "consciously failing" to stop radicalization online - Full Story.
Slightly fewer people filed for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a sign the American job market remains healthy - Full Story.
The Obama administration has finalized a new rule intended to encourage states to set up their own retirement plans - Full Story.
San Diego resident Mark Holthoff, a manager for a community site for used-car enthusiasts called Klipnik.com, was disappointed when he saw the value of his 2014 Volkswagen Golf TDI plummet 30 percent after the "dieselgate" scandal broke in September 2015. But Holthoff felt better after reading the terms of the proposed $14.7 billion settlement and determining that VW would pay him $26,000 for his hatchback. It nearly matched his purchase price of $27,000 - which meant that, "basically, we got a car for free for the last three years," he says - Full Story.
Updated: 8/25 12:25 PM