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The drought crisis in California will not abate any time soon despite the onset of a somewhat weak El Nino, endangering crops and putting farmers and others to hardship.

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With employment in the U.S. climbing by much more than anticipated, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing that the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in well over six years in the month of February.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush lead a crowded field of potential Republican presidential candidates, according to the results of a national Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday.

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With traders reacting negatively to the Labor Department's monthly jobs report, stocks moved sharply lower over the course of the trading day on Friday. The significant pullback on the day more than offset the modest gains posted in the previous session.

scott-jeb-030515.jpg Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush lead a crowded field of potential Republican presidential candidates, according to the results of a national Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday.
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Obama-capitol-071612_04Mar15.jpg Despite receiving support from some Democrats, Senate Republicans were unable to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Wednesday.
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The rate of children born via in vitro fertilization, or IVF, is continuing to rise in the U.S., according to a new story from researchers at the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. The society collects data on IVF attempts and births across the U.S. each year and found 2,000 more success births in 2013 than the preceding year.
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Astronomers have discovered a gigantic black hole at the heart of an ultraluminous quasar in the distant universe. The newfound cosmic monster is said to be the largest and brightest ever black hole, which dates back to a little more than 6 percent of the universe's current age of 13.8 billion years. Quasars are the brightest objects in the universe that contain supermassive black holes.
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The U.S. government is setting up a new central agency to deal with cybersecurity threats around the country, according to media reports. The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center will be tasked with integrating intelligence from various agencies and distributing information more broadly to...
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US Food and Drug Administration or FDA, announced Friday the approval for Swiss drug maker Novartis AG's (NVS) white blood cell growth hormone Zarxio TM (filgrastim-sndz) as first biosimilar product approved in the U.S. Zarxio is biosimilar to Amgen Inc.'s... More
Greece repaid on Friday the first EUR 310 million tranche of a loan from the International Monetary Fund that was due in March, reports said citing government officials. The repayment was due on Friday and the country has to pay a total EUR 1.5 billion...
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Volkswagen-030615.jpg Volkswagen is rolling out a lower-priced version of the fully-electric 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf, following a trend towards price cuts on all-electric vehicles. The 2015 e-Golf Limited Edition will go on sale at participating dealerships with a starting...
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Economic Calendar
DateIndicatorPeriodCountry
03/06/15 15:0Consumer CreditJAN United States
03/06/15 9:0Consumer Confidence IndexFEB Mexico
03/06/15 8:30Avg Hourly EarningsFEB United States
03/06/15 8:30Avg Weekly HoursFEB United States
03/06/15 8:30Change in Manufacturing PayrollsFEB United States
03/06/15 8:30Non-Farm Payroll (M-o-M)FEB United States
Complete Economic Calendar
FDA Calendar
Event DateSymbolDrug NameEvent Name
05/27/2015SLXPXIFAXAN (sNDA)FDA decision on XIFAXAN he treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea or IBS-D
05/27/2015SLXPXIFAXAN 550 mg tablets (sNDA)FDA decision on XIFAXAN for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea
05/13/2015KYTHATX-101 (NDA)FDA decision on ATX-101 for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness
04/30/2015THRXBREO ELLIPTA (sNDA)FDA decision on BREO ELLIPTA for the once-daily treatment for asthma in patients aged 12 years and older
04/30/2015VNLPY.PKTuzistra (NDA)FDA decision on Tuzistra for the treatment of cough and cold
Complete FDA Calendar