General Motors may be losing the public relations battle in its recall of defective cars, but the company scored a much-needed victory Thursday in its escalating legal war.
Asian stocks were mostly higher in trading muted by Good Friday observance. Markets in Europe, the U.S. and many countries in Asia were closed for the holiday.
Keith Seilhan, then a crisis manager for BP's mobile incident team, directs workers during the cleanup. Seilhan has settled with the SEC over accusations he used privileged information to profit from a sell-off of $1 million in BP stock.
On Thursday, Covered California officials announced that nearly 1.4 million state residents signed up for private health coverage during the exchange's first open enrollment period, which ended Tuesday, the AP/San Jose Mercury News reports.
Stocks closed mixed Thursday as the Standard & Poor's 500 extended its rally for a fourth straight day and posted solid gains for the holiday-shortened week.