logo

TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Share SHARE

wallstreet3-121214_28Apr17.jpg Stocks turned in a relatively lackluster performance during trading on Friday before ending the session modestly lower. The tech-heavy Nasdaq reached a new record intraday high in early trading but pulled back into negative territory.

ReebokTrollsNordstrom-042717.jpg Reebok has launched a $425 T-shirt with sweat stains to give its customers a post-workout look. Actually, the T-shirt was a troll by Reebok on luxury department store chain Nordstrom for selling a $425 pair of mud-caked jeans. The T-shirt was never actually for sale, but was listed as "sold out"...

FormerPresidentBush-042817.jpg Former President George H.W. Bush was discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital on Friday after being treated for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis. Bush was admitted to the hospital for observation earlier this month due to a persistent cough that prevented him from getting proper...

USCapitol-042817.jpg With a midnight deadline looming, members of both houses of Congress voted Friday to approve a temporary spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. The Senate approved the spending bill by voice vote not long after the House voted 382 to 30 in favor of the legislation.

wallstreet-111614_28Apr17.jpg After showing a lack of direction earlier in the session, stocks have moved modestly lower over the course of the trading day on Friday. The tech-heavy Nasdaq has pulled back into negative territory after hitting a record intraday high.

SouthwestAirlines-042717.jpg Southwest Airlines Co. has decided to end the practice of overbooking flights, the airline's CEO Gary Kelly said Thursday. The airline's plan to end overbooking could be implemented from May 8, according to a Southwest spokeswoman.

BeyonceLemonade-042817.jpg Beyonce has announced scholarships for young women to mark the celebration of the one-year anniversary of her super hit visual album "Lemonade." Lemonade is Beyonce's sixth studio album, which was released on April 23, last year. The American music diva said she decided to establish Formation Scholars...

wallstreet-112814_28Apr17.jpg Stocks are showing a lack of direction in morning trading on Friday, extending the lackluster performance seen over the two previous sessions. The tech-heavy Nasdaq has pulled back near the unchanged line after initially jumping to a new record intraday high.

Consumer-042817.jpg After initially reporting an improvement in U.S. consumer sentiment in the month of April, the University of Michigan released revised data on Friday showing that sentiment was nearly flat. The report said the consumer sentiment index for April was downwardly revised to 97.0 from the preliminary reading of 98.0.

Uber-Waymo-042817.jpg Anthony Levandowski, the head of Uber's self-driving division, is stepping away from his role as Uber continues a legal battle with Waymo, Levandowski's former employer. Levandowski, who founded startup Otto, became head of Uber's Advanced Technologies Group or ATG after Otto was acquired by Uber in August 2016.

ChicagoPMI-042817.jpg A report released by MNI Indicators on Friday showed an unexpected acceleration in the pace of growth in Chicago-area business activity in the month of April. MNI Indicators said its Chicago business barometer rose to 58.3 in April from 57.7 in March, with a reading above 50 indicating growth.

Google-Hamilton-042817.jpg With Google's $15 cardboard viewer, a smartphone and various virtual realty images, students of Oakland made a real-like journey to historic sites and experienced the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of U.S.

Eurozoneinflation-042817.jpg Eurozone inflation accelerated more-than-expected in April, returning within the European Central Bank's target of 'below, but close to 2 percent', preliminary estimate from Eurostat showed on Friday. Elsewhere, results of an ECB survey showed that professional forecasters expect euro area consumer prices to rise faster than earlier expected, though core inflation was seen to rise slowly.

President-Trump2-042817.jpg President Donald Trump has warned the U.S. could face a major conflict with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs. "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely," Trump said in an interview with Reuters.

USGDP-042817.jpg Economic growth in the U.S. slowed by more than anticipated in the first three months of 2017, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The Commerce Department said gross domestic product increased by 0.7 percent in the first quarter after jumping by 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter.

Follow RTT