On Friday, during European market hours Bloomberg's trading screens went blank and remained like that for almost two consecutive hours. However, by the time it was business hours in the US markets most terminals were up and about, resuming working conditions.
Employment levels remained healthy in California as the employers hired with a greater pace in March and added39,800 new jobs. The unemployment rate of the state dropped to 6.5 percent which is the lowest level seen in the last seven years.
The reading of March was a drop from February's 6.7 percent and last year's 7.9 percent.
Earlier this week when Flight 448 took off from the Tacoma International Airport in Seattle for Los Angeles something unexpected happened as the crew and the passengers could hear banging sound coming from the cargo hold of the aircraft.
Xi Jinping, the President of China will be visiting Pakistan for two days for what is seen as an effort to strengthen the political and economic ties among the two countries. He will arrive in Pakistan on April 20, Monday and will be staying there on Tuesday before leaving for Indonesia.
The campaign that started as a movement to win $15 as minimum wages for the fast-food workers seems to be growing into something greater, like a movement towards social justice.
Even with a drop in revenue, the first quarter profit of Bank of America was up, mainly owing to a decrease in the legal expenses. Bank of America announced its first quarter earnings for 2015 on Wednesday which amounted to $3.4 billion. When compared to the loss of $267 million in the first quarter of 2014, the figures seemed to be very optimistic.