San Antonio - The state unemployment rate dipped to 5.5 percent in March with Texas employers taking on 9,100 new hires, the Texas Workforce Commission said Friday.
Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena has increased the size of its planned share sale from �3bn to �5bn as the troubled lender aims to repay state aid and create a buffer to pass a European-wide bank health check.
Stocks closed mixed Thursday as the Standard & Poor's 500 extended its rally for a fourth straight day and posted solid gains for the holiday-shortened week.
General Motors may be losing the public relations battle in its recall of defective cars, but the company scored a much-needed victory Thursday in its escalating legal war.
More than one million Latinos signed up for health insurance through Covered California or Medi-Cal over the past six months, according to numbers released yesterday by state officials.