U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, as data showing that U.S. durable goods orders rose more than expected in March fueled optimism over strength of the U.S. economic recovery.
UPS said the rough start to the year means that full-year earnings will come in at the low end of earlier forecasts.
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
John Oliver is extremely loyal to Jon Stewart and sought his blessing to move to HBO.
A $28 million expansion project for Good Samaritan North Health Center in Dayton, Ohio, will result in about 80 new jobs.
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.
The NRA's focus at its annual meeting is less about enacting state protections than on making sure the permits already issued still apply when gun owners cross state lines.
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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