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Business 19 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

US stocks up; Dow in biggest gain in two weeks

NEW YORK: US stocks closed mostly higher but down from their highs of the day Thursday following three straight days of noshade size=-1 width=50%>

Business 29 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

US stocks eye jobs, other data

NEW YORK: For stock investors, June's job report could be a make-or-break factor this week in determining whether the recent rally has legs or not.

Business 30 Jun 2009 | 12:00 AM

Oil settles above US$71; China to boost reserves

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota: Oil prices settled above $71 a barrel Monday, as China said it would boost oil reserves and Nigerian militants partly shut down an offshore oil platform belonging to Royal Dutch Shell PLC.

Business 02 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Dollar slips vs euro, pound on mixed economic data

NEW YORK (AP) - The dollar was lower against most major currencies Wednesday on mixed economic reports that showed more stable manufacturing activity and a rise in pending home sales.

Business 03 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

US stocks sent reeling by high unemployment rate (Update)

NEW YORK: A dour report on job losses in June sent stocks sharply lower noshade size=-1 width=50%>

Business 04 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Jury still out on economic recovery

From a jump in job losses in the United States to a pick-up in China's manufacturing activities, there are divergent opinions as to what these data are telling us.

Business 04 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

China manufacturing surges on local spending

BEIJING: A surge in domestic investment spurred factory activity in China and offset anemic exports, pushing a key gauge of the country's manufacturing sector to a one-year high.

Business 04 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Oil down slightly to near US$71 Tuesday after big rally(update)

SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell slightly to near US$71 a barrel Tuesday in Asia after signs of economic recovery in the U.S. fueled stock and crude rallies.

Business 04 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

US stocks soar and S&P index is four digit again

NEW YORK: The Standard Poor's 500 index is four digits again. The widely used stock market measure broke above 1,000 on Monday for the first time in nine months as reports on manufacturing, housing and banking sent investors more signals that the economy is gathering strength. The SP is used as a benchmark for many mutual noshade size=-1 width=50%>

Business 17 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

US stocks could pull back as earnings season end

NEW YORK: US stocks could extend this week's retreat after a four-week advance as the earnings season winds down and investors search for signs that consumer spending will help sustain an economic recovery.