Unemployment report showing a gain of 216,000 jobs provided a lift for stocks. With unemployment rate at a two-year low, the Dow rose 56 points.
Stocks closed out the quarter with the Dow gaining 742 points, its biggest first-quarter point gain in more than a decade and its biggest percentage gain since 1994.
US technology stocks were the biggest losers as the Nasdaq lost 1.4 percent. The Dow stock index fell nearly 80 points and lost 0.7 percent.
Unemployment rate falls to 8.9 percent, nearly a two-year low, as US adds 192,000 jobs.
Patent law currently grants patents to the first person to invent something. Under a Senate reform bill, patent law would recognize the first person to file a patent.
Cell phone users text while driving, make calls in public restrooms, and generally act pretty rudely, according to one new study.
Firms try to limit conflict minerals in electronics. It's no easy task.
President Obama visited Intel Corp.'s large manufacturing plant in Oregon Friday. He named Intel CEO Paul Otellini – who's been critical of the administration's economic policies – to the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.