Stocks are a bit higher Friday, showing that the Fed's mid-week reassurance it was in no hurry to hike interest rates has staying power.
U.S. stock futures rose Friday, bolstered by indications of easy monetary policy from major central banks. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures rose 53 points, or 0.3%, to 17778.
FILE - In this April 13, 2006 file photo, Pete Vavricka conducts an underground train from the entrance of Yucca Mountain in Nevada.
Photo. As chief executive, Ursula Burns has been transforming Xerox to a business services provider from a maker of photocopiers. Credit Eduardo Munoz/Reuters.
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week as the economy's continued improvement tempered dismissals.