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Business 10 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

Somalis fill vacant jobs at Iowa meatpacking plant

POSTVILLE, Iowa (AP): Nearly three months after a U.S. immigration raid uprooted almost 400 employees at a meatpacking plant in northeastern Iowa, dozens of Somali immigrants are slowly but steadily filling the depleted ranks left by the arrested workers.

Business 17 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Rebuilding of Katrina-hit US will keep Lingui busy

LINGUI Developments Bhd expects its performance to improve in the year to June 2006, given the growth in US demand for plywood for its reconstruction efforts after the Katrina disaster, managing director Yaw Chee Ming said.

Business 26 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

US stocks end down on falling consumer confidence

NEW YORK: Wall Street closed lower in profit-taking Tuesday after the previous session's big gain, though the market held on reasonably well despite a surprising drop in consumer confidence and a disappointing forecast from Texas Instruments Inc.