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NewsWatch: U.S. gains 916,000 new jobs in March and signals strengthening economy

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Restaurants and other businesses hired the most workers in March in seven months as the U.S. added 916,000 new jobs, signaling the economy is primed for a period of rapid expansion again. The official unemployment rate slipped to 6% from 6.2%. See full story.

U.S. stock futures extend rise after March jobs report; regular trading closed for Good Friday

U.S. stock-index futures trade higher Friday after a stronger-than-expected March jobs report. Cash trading will be closed due to the Good Friday holiday, while futures will close at 9:15 a.m. Eastern. See full story.

Reddit trading guru Keith Gill looks to have made over $25 million on his GameStop bet

The man known as Roaring Kitty on social media posted a screenshot of his portfolio to Reddit that shows a massive position and a 938% return. See full story.

Fauci says U.S. may not even need AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine: report

AstraZeneca PLC’s COVID-19 vaccine, which has been plagued by problems with its rollout, may not even be needed in the U.S., Dr. Anthony Fauci told Reuters. See full story.

Compass CEO Robert Reffkin: COVID created a ‘permanent shift’ in real-estate demand

The real-estate brokerage’s stock closed at $20.15, which was 11.9% above the IPO price of $18. See full story.

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