Asian stocks advanced, with Japan's Topix index climbing from a 7 1/2-year high. The euro slipped against most peers as Greek leaders said the country can't take any more austerity and it's time for creditors to compromise.
In the Sacramento area and statewide, unemployment continued with its fall last month, coming to its lowest levels before the collapse of the economy in 2008.
Close on the heels of delivering a strong sales performance last year, General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) is trying to play on its strength for further benefits.
Hundreds of protesters marched around California's capitol Sunday morning, fighting against what they say is “poison.” “Babies are being exposed to that,” protester Cassandra Lepe said, while carrying her 3-month-old daughter.
Justice Department investigators have identified criminal wrongdoing in General Motors' failure to disclose a defect tied to at least 104 deaths and are negotiating what is expected to be a record penalty, according to people briefed on the inquiry.