The modest level of unemployment claims occurs during the government's survey week for the April jobs report and indicates hiring gains of "200,000-plus" this month.
Morgan Stanley said Thursday its first-quarter income rose on higher earnings in its trading and merger and acquisitions advisory businesses.
The California university has more Hispanics serving in the Peace Corps than any other U.S. institution.
The Ford Mustang celebrates 50 years this week and became an overnight sensation for car buyers.
Arts & Entertainment
Puerto Rican salsa great Cheo Feliciano died in a car accident early Thursday, prompting the U.S. territory's governor to declare three days of mourning.
Many job seekers fall prey to identity theft and even criminal charges for believing a scammer online.
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.
Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, asked Russian President Vladimir Putin a question on government spying during a televised phone-in show.
Earnings growth faltered at Google as it grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more on hiring and daring ideas.
Conservation & Green Economy
A rapid shift to less-polluting energy is needed to avoid catastrophic global warming as emissions, of greenhouse gases have accelerated to unprecedented levels, the U.N. says.
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