Unemployment Claims Hit Lowest Level Since April 2008 – Acadiana Business Index
- Pushing the markets was a report showing 352,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, the lowest level since April 2008.
- Bank of America was the blue-chip Dow's biggest gainer, rising 2.3% after the company reported quarterly revenue that exceeded expectations,
- Light, sweet crude settled at $100.35 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
- Gold closing today at $1,655 an ounce.