MARKETWATCH HOME PAGE Restaurants and other businesses hired the most workers in March in seven months, as the US added 916,000 new jobs, signaling that the economy is poised for a period of rapid expansion again. The official unemployment rate fell from 6.2% to 6%. The global COVID case count is approaching 130 million, as Fauci says the US may not need the AstraZeneca vaccine which represents about a quarter of that total at 30.5 million, as the Positive news about vaccines was compared to a continued increase in the number of cases. See the full story.
Dow Futures Up 150 Points After March Employment Report; regular trading closed for Good Friday US stock index futures are trading higher on Friday after a stronger-than-expected March jobs report. Cash trading is closed due to the Good Friday holiday, while futures closed at 9:15 am ET. Reddit trading guru Keith Gill appears to have made over $ 25 million on his GameStop bet.The man known as Roaring Kitty on social media posted a screenshot of his portfolio on Reddit showing massive position and return. 938%. See the full story These semiconductor stocks could benefit more from Biden‘s spending plan The president wants to set aside money for chip companies and electric vehicles. MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE On Friday, the CDC released relaxed travel guidelines for vaccinated Americans, but several cruise lines have already introduced vaccine requirements for passengers. See the full story.