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Lifestyle 16 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Lunatics in charge

From Terence Toh and An amateur football pundit

Business 28 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

New Dell CEO vows more jobs

Dell Inc chief executive officer Kevin Rollins said yesterday the world's biggest personal computer maker has increased payrolls wherever it operates in the world, and dismissed concerns over the outsourcing of US jobs.

Business 05 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tokyo stocks end higher Thursday, US$ down

Tokyo stocks edged up Thursday as investors hunted for bargains following losses the day before. The U.S. dollar was down against the Japanese yen.

Business 08 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Stocks close at lows for year

US stock indexes closed at their lowest levels of the year on Friday after a dismal July jobs report fuelled concerns the US economic recovery could be losing steam and crude oil hit another 21-year high.

Business 05 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tech stocks take a tumble

US technology shares tumbled on Friday after Intel Corp, the world's No. 1 chip maker, slashed its revenue forecast, but blue chips were only moderately lower as drug and industrial stocks gained.

Business 10 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Stocks dip as oil prices climb

Stocks fell on Friday after oil prices climbed to a record over US$53 a barrel and weaker-than-expected US job growth in September raised concerns about the economy's strength with less than a month to go before the presidential election.

Business 07 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Stocks extend post-polls rally

US stocks extended their post-election rally for a third session on Friday, with the Dow striking a four-month high after a government report showed strong jobs growth last month, boosting hopes that the economic recovery is taking hold.

Business 09 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Stocks fall, jobs fail to excite

US stocks ended the first week of 2005 lower on Friday as widely watched jobs data failed to excite investors by coming in close to expectations, but a strong showing by Apple Computer Inc helped limit losses on the Nasdaq.

Business 04 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Tokyo stocks finish higher Friday

Tokyo stocks finished at another eight-month high on Friday amid continued hopes for an economic recovery in Japan. The U.S. dollar was up against the Japanese yen and the euro.

Business 03 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Stocks sink as oil hits record

US stocks tumbled on Friday after oil prices hit a record level, a manufacturing report indicating increasing prices re-ignited inflation fears and American International Group Inc slid 8%.