Retailers say sales picked up at the end of February, suggesting shopping will rebound as temperatures rise, the stock market stays healthy and the labor continues a slow improvement. Lily Jamali looks for answers.
Summary: A drop in jobless claims sent the S&P 500 to its second record close in a row; Atlanta Fed President sees taper staying on course; Retailers see hope in end-of-February sales traffic. Conway G. Gittens reports.
"Wolf," "Hustle" lead MTV Movie Awards; Lambert, Queen to tour
The day's top showbiz news and headlines including "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" lead the MTV Movie Awards nominations, Adam Lambert is set to tour with Queen, and Courteney Cox will make her directorial debut at the Tribeca Film Festival. Bob Mezan reports.
A one-year-old baby girl was thrown from a Mitsubishi car straight into the path of an oncoming truck during a crash near the city of Nizhny Novgorod in Russia. She was taken to hospital with only cuts and bruising.