Stocks end higher as earnings pour in; market closed Friday. Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn't an easy ride up.
SAN FRANCISCO - With venture capital funding reaching levels not seen since the days of the dot-com bubble, analysts say the question of whether the tech boom in Silicon Valley is on the verge of sputtering is getting harder to dismiss.
Striking workers at a Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings Ltd. (551) shoe factory in China halted production for a fifth day in a dispute over company contributions to employees' social security and housing funds.
The Houston-area unemployment rate dropped to 5.2 percent in March, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The rate, which is not seasonally adjusted, was 5.7 percent in February.
GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra testifies during a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington April 1, 2014.