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.
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.
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.
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.