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Business 30 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Oil rises despite inventory buildup

Oil prices rose Wednesday even though the government reported that the U.S. is consuming less than it has in years and inventories are bloated with the most surplus crude in nearly two decades.

Business 02 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Signs of the times

In light of the recent outbreak of the swine flu, i>StarBizWeek/itakes a step back in time to consider the effects of previous virus outbreaks on the economy and stock market.

Business 05 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Oil lingers above US$54 on economic recovery hopes(updated)

SINGAPORE: Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 40 cents to $54.07 a barrel by midday in Singapore, in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Business 11 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

China inflation rate falls for 3rd month in a row(update)

SHANGHAI: China's inflation rate fell for the third month in a row in April as prices for foods and energy plunged from high levels the year before.

Business 23 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

US moving closer to swine flu vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) - Inching closer to a swine flu vaccine, the government is beginning to analyze two candidates for the key ingredient to brew one.

Business 25 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Chinese business city folks, told don't spit, don't talk loudly, don't cut queues

GUANGZHOU, China: Government-backed neighborhood groups are going door-to-door in south China's gritty business capital with a set of simple requests: Please stop spitting in public, cutting in bus lines and talking loudly in the streets.

Business 29 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

Will China crash economically?

CHINA bashing by now must surely be the most popular sport among Western investors, mass media and institutions. China crashing now, China crashing a few years later, China crashing anytime and crashing forever is the mantra.

Business 28 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Past medical testing on humans in US revealed

ATLANTA: Shocking as it may seem, U.S. government doctors once thought it was fine to experiment on disabled people and prison inmates. Such experiments included giving hepatit

Business 29 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

China launches crackdown on tainted pig feed

BEIJING: China's government has launched a yearlong crackdown on illegal additives in pig feed after some pigs owned by meat suppliers tested positive for a banned chemical that can be dangerous to humans.

Business 19 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

US, Europe, Asia stocks sink after S&P issues warning to US Govt(update2)

NEW YORK: A warning from Standard Poor's that the agency might lower its rating on U.S. government debt sent stocks on their steepest slide in a month Monday.