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Business 31 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

US stocks up for third week

US stocks edged higher and bonds fell on Friday,in quiet trading ahead of the US Labor Day holiday weekend,on news of surprisingly strong growth in manufacturing in the Midwest.

Business 07 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Stocks pulled down by job data

Stocks dropped on Friday, pulled lower by an unexpected fall in jobs in August and a large institution's big trade moving money from stocks to bonds, traders said.

Business 02 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Job woes cast doubt on US recovery hopes

Growth at US Midwest businesses slowed sharply in September while consumer confidence plunged to the lowest level since the start of the Iraq war, according to two reports just released.

Business 05 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Stocks rise with growth in jobs

Stocks surged on Friday, racking up a third straight day of gains, after a report showing US employers added jobs for the first time in eight months boosted investors' expectations for an economic rebound.

Business 07 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Stocks, dollars drop on job data

Stocks fell on Friday, and the dollar slumped to another record low against the euro, as hopes for sustained US economic growth were dashed by downbeat US jobs data and an Intel Corp forecast.

Business 06 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Earnings season in US seen solid

US investors are gearing up for gains in the first full trading week of 2004 with Alcoa Inc kicking off what is widely expected to be a strong earnings season.

Business 15 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

China bulls luring investors to Asia

Investors should turn to Asia for China-led share gains this year rather than rely on further advances in European equities or on Wall Street, European strategists and fund managers say.

Nation 22 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Security firms must be more professional when hiring

IT WAS not long ago that I>The Star/Iwent 'undercover' to expose how anyone could walk into a security firm and get a job instantly.

Business 04 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

US factories humming but jobs still elusive

Manufacturing in the United States surged to a 20-year high at the start of the year as factories scrambled to meet demand, while consumer spending increased modestly during the holidays, according to the latest reports.

Business 09 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Productivity gains account for the bulk of US growth

After fresh evidence last Friday of dramatically weak job creation, economists suspect productivity gains are yet again accounting for the bulk of US economic growth.