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Business 08 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Job report pushes up stocks

US stocks rallied on Friday after tepid growth in the number of new jobs added in January showed improvement in the economy, but was mild enough to ease fears of an imminent interest-rate hike.

Business 17 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Talking the Wall Street talk

White knights who rush to the rescue, dead cats, bears, elephants and the right temperature of Goldilocks' soup.

Business 06 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Stocks jump on tobacco case

US stocks surged ahead on Friday, boosted by a rise in cigarette makers after a favourable court ruling and a weaker-than-expected jobs report that eased concerns about faster interest-rate hikes.

Business 03 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

US stocks edge higher despite tepid economic data

Wall Street meandered to a modest gain Thursday as investors, faced with a muddled view of the economy, held off on any large bets before the government's upcoming jobs report.

Business 10 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

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.

Business 13 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Greenspan's successor faces tough economic climate

Not so long ago, it seemed like Alan Greenspan's successor as Federal Reserve chairman would have it pretty easy at first. The current economic climate of solid growth and tame inflation was expected to continue for many months to come.

Business 15 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Still upbeat as rally loses steam

Wall Street's mood remains upbeat after two positive weeks to open 2006, even if the stunning rally to open 2006 has lost some momentum.

Business 26 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Neither too hot nor too cold

Wall Street is looking for a sign from the Federal Reserve before deciding if its rally has further to run.

Business 02 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Stocks slide, Dow down 0.36%

US stocks closed lower Friday as investors digested a slew of economic data, while General Motors was under pressure after its bankrupt parts supplier Delphi said it would seek to end some supply contracts with them.

Business 27 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Rising Dow lifts regional markets

Regional markets advanced yesterday after the Dow Jones ended Wednesday on a high note, bolstered by healthy corporate earnings growth and a larger-than-expected rise in March durable goods order.