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Business 15 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

A tiny sensor has caused big headaches for the aircraft manufacturing industry

A tiny sensor has caused big headaches for the aircraft manufacturing industry because of State Department concerns about foreign sales of the part.

Business 15 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

US Wal-Mart to open first Shanghai outlet at end of month

The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, plans to open its first store in China's biggest city, Shanghai, at the end of this month, the company said Friday.

Business 15 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Japanese stocks fall Friday

Japanese stocks declined Friday after being boosted for most of the session by sharp overnight gains on Wall Street. The gains and positive U.S. economic data also lifted the dollar against the yen.

Business 15 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

South Korea's Samsung Electronics' second-quarter profit falls 46%

Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest memory chipmaker, said Friday that second-quarter profit fell 46 percent largely due to a sharp price drop for computer chips.

Business 15 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Singapore retail sales rise less-than-expected

Singapore's retail sales rose a less-than-expected 6.7 percent in May from the same month last year, down from double-digit growth the past two months, the government said.

Business 13 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Japan's current account surplus in May contracts 19.5%

Japan's current account surplus contracted 19.5 percent in May from a year earlier, hurt by sluggish exports and an inflated import bills caused by soaring oil prices, the government said Wednesday.

Business 13 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

S&P nears 4-year high in mixed trading on Wall Street Tuesday

Stocks meandered to a mixed finish Tuesday as higher oil prices pressured the market, but the Standard Poor's 500 index neared a four-year high in a sign of Wall Street's underlying bullishness.

Business 12 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

US stocks extend their advance Monday

US extended their advance Monday on news of dropping oil prices and a bevy of corporate mergers. Oil prices fell for the third straight day, dropping more than $1 a barrel after Hurricane Dennis missed key Gulf of Mexico refineries, avoiding a disruption in fuel supplies.

Business 12 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

AirAsia confirms talks on possibility of flights to Hong Kong

AirAsia, Southeast Asia's leading budget carrier, said Tuesday it has resumed talks with Hong Kong on launching flights there, saying the territory's officials seem open to the possibility.

Business 10 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Blasts fail to shake the market

Wall Street was able to look past the horrific attacks in London and post solid gains over the past week, as investors grew more confident on the economic outlook for the rest of the year.