U.S. stocks edged down late in Friday's session on the last trading day of February, led by technology stocks, but oil prices rebounded for their first monthly gain since June. European shares broke multi-year records ahead of the European Central Bank's planned moves to stimulate growth. The Nasdaq was the weakest of the three major U.S. indexes,weighed down by Apple and Facebook Inc . The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 21.56 points, or 0.43 percent, at 4,966.33.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday.