Asian markets closed mixed on Thursday as investors digested remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and oil remained volatile.
Rio Tinto Group, the world's second-biggest mining company, said it could cut its dividend by as much as half, strengthening the company's finances after a rout in commodity prices that reduced full-year profit 51 percent.
Societe Generale SA, France's second-largest bank by market value, posted fourth-quarter profit that missed analysts' estimates as earnings at the investment bank dropped and it set aside provisions for potential legal costs.
Elon Musk has done it again. As he has previously, the Tesla Motors CEO took to Twitter to break the news that reservations for the company's low cost Model 3 will begin on March 31.
Nationwide, the average vacancy rate is 1.6 percent, according a report from RealtyTrac. But in Flint, the rate is nearly five times higher at 7.5 percent.