U.S. job growth accelerated sharply in February despite the icy weather that gripped much of the nation, easing fears of an abrupt economic slowdown and keeping the Federal Reserve on track to continue reducing its monetary stimulus.
Boeing said Friday that hairline cracks had been found on wings of about 40 Dreamliners under construction but that none of the 120 aircraft being flown worldwide were affected.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Friday's stronger-than-expected payrolls report did more than ease concerns about U.S. economic fundamentals - it also seemed to justify Wall Street's record levels, suggesting the market's uptrend could continue.
The U.S. unemployment rate edged up to 6.7 percent in February as men struggled to find work, according to the Labor Department report issued Friday.
... �. * U.S. job growth an upbeat sign for weather-beaten economy. * Nasdaq up for fifth consecutive week. * Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates.