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Two classes of Google Inc. shares created after a 2-for-1 stock split began trading Thursday on an upbeat note, leading the tech sector higher with solid gains.
Barnes & Noble Inc. shares fell 10% on Thursday after John Malone's Liberty Media said it's selling the majority of its about 17% stake in the bookstore operator.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi swatted away suggestions from the International Monetary Fund that his bank should ease monetary policy further on Thursday, questioning the timing of the Fund's most recent comments.
U.S. authorities have reportedly launched a criminal probe into whether Citi ignored warning signs about the $400 million fraud that took place in the banking giant’s Mexican division.
Liberty Media Corp said it would reduce its stake in Barnes & Noble Inc but retain a 10 percent share of its initial investment in the largest U.S. bookstore chain.
Walgreen said same-store sales rose 3.5% in March from a year earlier, as higher pharmacy sales offset weaker front-end results.
Treasury prices bounced around Thursday but remained mostly higher on the day after a round of jobs and trade data.
Encouraging news on the jobs market pushed stocks up for the fourth straight day on Wednesday. The Dow closed out the session with a 40-point gain, and sits just 3 points below its highest level ever.
The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly expanded in February, yet another sign the world's biggest economy slowed in the first quarter.
Shares of Just Eat PLC jumped as much as 15% in its trading debut on Thursday, giving it a market capitalization of almost �1.70 billion ($2.82 billion).
The number of people who applied for U.S. unemployment benefits in the last week of March rose by 16,000 to 326,000 to mark the highest level in a month, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The U.S. trade deficit climbed 7.7% to $42.3 billion in February to mark a five-month high, mainly because the nation exported less petroleum, commercial jets and industrial supplies, according to government data released Thursday.
Weekly jobless claims rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to some strength in the labor market.
Morgan Stanley <MS.N> Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat on Wednesday called on government and corporate leaders to encourage the promotion of women into senior business roles, saying the number of women in top positions at U.S. corporations is "an embarrassment."
Global food prices rose to their highest in almost a year in March, led by unfavorable weather for crops and political tensions over Ukraine, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.
U.S. jobless claims likely rose last week and the nation's trade deficit was virtually unchanged in February, according to economists polled by MarketWatch.
Analysts at J.P. Morgan upgraded Monsanto Co. to overweight from neutral on Thursday, citing the possibility that activist investors could get involved with the agricultural firm.
European stock markets pulled back in afternoon action on Thursday after the European Central Bank kept rates unchanged, which was widely expected.
The euro swung higher against the dollar Thursday after the European Central Bank kept its key lending rate steady at 0.25%, as expected.
The ECB kept interest rates steady despite inflation falling to its lowest level in four years, counting on the euro zone recovery to gain strength.