The U.S. nonfarm payrolls beat expectations and increased by 175,000 in February. The unemployment rate ticked up to 6.7% from 6.6% in January.
Federal safety officials knew as early as 2007 about a potentially fatal problem with General Motors ignition switches, but didn't demand a recall.
Each week, we tap the insight of Sam Stovall, Chief Equity Strategist for S&P Capital IQ, for his perspective on the current market.
... Stocks. * U.S. job growth an upbeat sign for weather-beaten economy. * Nasdaq up for fifth consecutive week. * Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates.
A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing is missing, and a search-and-rescue operation has been launched.