Tech earnings lift Nasdaq to record high; S&P, Dow flat

(Reuters) – The Nasdaq hit a record intraday high on Thursday, powered by a spate of strong earnings from technology companies, while the S&P 500 and the Dow were little changed.

Eli Lilly’s profit beats on demand for newer drugs

(Reuters) – Eli Lilly and Co reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly adjusted profit as the drugmaker benefited from higher demand for its newer products including diabetes treatment Trulicity and psoriasis drug Taltz.

Wall Street opens higher as tech, bank stocks gain

(Reuters) – Wall Street opened slightly higher on Monday, rising for the first time in four days, helped by gains in technology and financial stocks.

U.S. labor market tightening, inflation trending higher

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing for unemployment aid unexpectedly fell last week and consumer sentiment rose early this month amid continued optimism over household finances, suggesting a sharp slowdown in job growth in March was an aberration.…

Democrats, some Republicans, condemn Preet Bharara being ‘fired’

Senator Chuck Schumer said Bharara will be “sorely missed.”…

Major health groups oppose changes under proposed ‘Trumpcare’ bill

Doctors and hospital groups voice opposition to new plan.…

HHS secretary dodges on whether new health care plan is guaranteed to cover all Americans

Price stressed the effort to lower costs.…

DHS considering separating families illegally crossing border

The proposal would be aimed at deterring immigrants from traveling with kids.…

‘Moonlight’ wins best picture after ‘La La Land’ mistakenly announced

“I wasn’t trying to be funny,” presenter Warren Beatty said.…

Asia stocks erase losses but some investors await Trump talk

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Asian stocks erased early losses but stayed below 19-month highs on Monday as a renewed drop in sovereign bond yields on political concerns prompted some investors to move to the sidelines after a recent rally.