WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales rebounded in February and new applications for unemployment benefits hit a fresh three-month low last week, suggesting some strength in the economy after harsh weather abruptly slowed activity in recent months.
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose last week but remained close to historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate for the 30-year loan increased to 4.37 percent from 4.28 percent last week.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prospects for federal action to resolve a fight over state sales taxation of online retailing faded on Wednesday in the U.S.
King Digital Entertainment Plc struck gold with "Candy Crush Saga," the runaway hit that made its way onto hundreds of millions of smartphones and spawned a $1.5 billion franchise.
Crew members prepared a Malaysian Air Force aircraft before a search flight over the Straits of Malacca on Thursday. Credit Samsul Said/Reuters.