The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, likely reflecting temporary layoffs in the week before Easter, while hiring has picked up.
Dunkin' Brands on Thursday reported a drop in profit for its first quarter, citing severe weather.
Writer Elena Poniatowska is just the fourth woman to receive Spain's Cervantes Prize.
General Motors says first-quarter profit fell 86 percent as a series of recalls dragged its earnings down, for its worst quarterly performance since it left bankruptcy protection in 2009.
Arts & Entertainment
Amazon has nabbed the rights to stream classic HBO shows such as 'The Wire' and 'The Sopranos' in a deal announced Wednesday.
The Obama administration has created a one-stop website to help soldiers and veterans find employment.
The CEO of a billion-dollar company. A managing director at one of the world's largest banks. The first Latina governor in the U.S. This year's Woman of the Year, Katherine Archuleta, faced a particularly tough field.
A new generation of Senate Republicans and Democrats reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russian search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting.
Conservation & Green Economy
Scientists say climate change will likely make climbing Mount Everest even more treacherous in the coming years.
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