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


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.


‘I bet that you have never heard from anyone who has too much money.’ See full story.

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