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Russia hopes for Grand Prix boost

Russia will take the Formula 1 centre stage this weekend in Sochi, and race organisers hope it can boost tourism and also fuel interest in motorsport.

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Twitter plans company-wide layoffs for next week

Beleaguered Twitter is planning layoffs just as Jack Dorsey was named permanent CEO, Re/code reports.

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Budget fight pushes Sweden closer to snap election

A fight over the budget has pushed Sweden closer to a fresh national election.

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Morgan Stanley’s three quick trades on earnings

Morgan Stanley gave its best trade ideas into year-end in a note to clients on Friday.

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VIDEO: Bernanke urges punishment of bankers

Former US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke calls on 2008 financial crash investigators to examine individuals rather than companies.

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Google says Docs, Drive disruption resolved

Some of Google’s services, including Drive and Docs, which were facing disruptions on Friday have been resolved.

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Forget the Fed, this will drive stocks: Experts

Stock markets are fixated on Fed policy, but two experts believe investors should forget the U.S. central bank for now.

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Cards Against Humanity helps out women in science

The creators of Cards Against Humanity, dubbed as the “party game for horrible people”, have managed to do some good.

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ISIS favorite cars are…Toyota?

Toyota’s trucks are popular in developing countries—apparently even with the terror group ISIS, USA Today reports.

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FTSE 100 biggest 5-day gain since 2011

The London market has its eighth straight day of gains, with miners leading the way after Glencore says it is slashing its zinc production.