9. -- Pier 1 Imports ( PIR) earned 58 cents a share in the first-quarter; analysts were looking for earnings of 60 cents a share.

Pier 1 said sales in the quarter rose almost 16% to $551.6 million.

10. -- The Masters Tournament, one of the four major championships in professional golf, begins Thursday at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.

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