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Snapchat adds some chat to its app

Snapchat may be known for its risque disappearing pictures, bbut the company now hopes to rival the likes of WhatsApp.

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AUDIO: Celebrity fashion endorsements rise

Fashion merchandising expert Maria Malone says the use of celebrity endorsements is becoming “more prevalent”.

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Global antibiotics threat: What’s big pharma doing?

The WHO’s recent warning about germs resistant to antibiotics has raised questions about what pharma companies are doing to fight this.

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My big mistake: Bogle, Schmidt & more

As zeroes attached to each mistake multiplied, so did the risk to these icons’ fortunes and reputations.

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VIDEO: Where is inequality gap heading?

French economist Thomas Piketty is causing a stir with his new book about the gap between rich and poor. Newsnight policy editor Chris Cook talks you through some of Piketty’s analysis and his controversial policy suggestions.

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US 1% captures greatest slice of income pie: OECD

The richest 1 percent have got significantly wealthier in most countries over the past three decades.

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Why we’re still stuck in the ‘new normal': Pimco

The markets have also shifted their Fed tapering obsession to a new fixation, Pimco’s Tony Crescenzi tells CNBC.

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Got $93,000 to spare? Robots get cheaper

Lifelike “humanoid” robots are around 75 percent cheaper than they were five years ago, making the price of such machines similar to that of a luxury sports car.

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Ford names Fields CEO: Can he beat the odds?

It’s a rare example of a major carmaker making a smooth transition from one CEO to another.

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Exxon profit dips; upstream, cost cuts help

Exxon Mobil reported first-quarter earnings on Thursday that beat Wall Street’s expectations.