The Houston-area unemployment rate dropped to 5.2 percent in March, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The rate, which is not seasonally adjusted, was 5.7 percent in February.
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.
Health insurers that easily outpaced the broader market in trading last year nosedived this week after UnitedHealth released shaky first-quarter earnings.
NEW YORK (AP) - Funding for U.S. startup companies jumped 57% in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.
The headquarters of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy's third-largest bank, in Stefano Rellandini/ReutersThe headquarters of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy's third-largest bank, in Milan.