Prince Philip, of Britain, and husband of Queen Elizabeth, has just died – he was 99 years old

Prince Philip, of Britain, and husband of Queen Elizabeth, has just died – he was 99 years old
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Prince Philip, of Britain, and husband of Queen Elizabeth, has just died – he was 99 years old

Prince Philip, of Britain, and husband of Queen Elizabeth, has just died – he was 99 years old
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Prince Philip, who Queen Elizabeth II called “my strength and stay,” died today, triggering a period of national mourning. He was 99 years old. 

After marrying the queen, he became the Duke of Edinburgh, and would go on to participate in 22,000 solo engagements, 637 trips overseas. He gave approximately 5,493 speeches, and was a patron for nearly 800 organizations. 

In a tribute to her husband the queen said that “I and his whole family, in this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim or we shall ever know.” 

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Your morning market update

U.S. stock futures idled in early trading Friday after the S&P 500 notched a fresh record in the regular session.

Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average implied an opening gain of about 60 points. S&P 500 futures hovered just above the flatline while Nasdaq 100 futures traded slightly lower.

The Nasdaq Composite was the relative outperformer, gaining more than 1% as Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft and Google-parent Alphabet all closed higher.

Investors largely shrugged off an unexpected jump in jobless claims from last week. The Labor Department reported first-time claims for the week ended April 3 totaled 744,000, well above the expectation for 694,000 from economists surveyed by Dow Jones.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell called the recovery from the pandemic “uneven” on Thursday, signaling a more robust recovery is needed.

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If you’re anything like me, resisting the temptation to spend money is hard. Nowadays, money is so accessible with your phone or debit card. It’s so difficult to actually save your funds when they’re right there, just begging to be spent!

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On this day in 2012, The Lion King became the highest grossing Broadway show of all time

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On April 9, 2012, Disney’s The Lion King officially became the highest grossing Broadway show. The Lion King still holds that title to this day. 

The play is the third-longest running show in Broadway history and has consistently pulled in sellout crowds since it opened in 1997. The popular show is based off of Disney’s 1994 smash hit animated movie The Lion King. 

More than 70 million people have experienced The Lion King on Broadway. The award-winning show even earned multiple Tony awards. What else has this Broadway show achieved? Learn more about the popular show, including all of its accolades, right here.

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