Why emojis are a no-brainer for digital communication

When the Oxford English Dictionary declared an emoji its 2015 word of the year, it was a bit of a head-scratcher.

Business Briefs

Business Briefs

U.S. retail sales rise as consumers shrug off stock price drop

US retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices

DILBERT

STOCK WATCH

MORE LOCAL

U.S. business stockpiles rise in December, but sales fall

US business stockpiles rise as sales fall, sign of possible economic weakness

Court: Facebook can be sued in France in nude painting case

Facebook has lost a crucial legal battle as a Paris court ruled the social network can be sued in France over its decision to remove the account of a French user who posted a photo of a famous 19th-century nude painting

Britain's Independent newspaper to cease print editions

The owners of Britain's Independent newspaper say it will publish its last print edition next month

BUSINESS AP