The music world lost an icon today. Prince, the artist behind such hits as "Little Red Corvette" and "When Doves Cry," died Thursday in his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota. He was 57. No cause of death has been given. Twitter exploded in an outpouring of disbelief and mourning in response to the news. Minnesota Fed President Neel Kashkari took a moment to honor the artist.
Favorite Prince song: Kiss. What an amazing talent. RIP¿ Neel Kashkari (@neelkashkari) April 21, 2016
The White House also took a moment to recognize the performer who was briefly referred to simply as "The Artist."
Bankruptcy courts are having a busy April. Troubled renewable energy company SunEdison (SUNE) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a New York court. Meanwhile, Bloomberg News reported that teen retailer Aeropostale (ARO) is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as soon as this month.
Starbucks (SBUX) reported earnings after the market close Thursday. The Seattle-based coffee company reported earnings of $0.39 a share, up 18% from the year-ago quarter. Starbucks also reported $5 billion in revenue, up 9% from last year. In a statement announcing earnings, CEO Howard Schultz saw an 18% increase in revenue in China.