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Business 26 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

US stocks end down on falling consumer confidence

NEW YORK: Wall Street closed lower in profit-taking Tuesday after the previous session's big gain, though the market held on reasonably well despite a surprising drop in consumer confidence and a disappointing forecast from Texas Instruments Inc.

Business 17 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Rebuilding of Katrina-hit US will keep Lingui busy

LINGUI Developments Bhd expects its performance to improve in the year to June 2006, given the growth in US demand for plywood for its reconstruction efforts after the Katrina disaster, managing director Yaw Chee Ming said.

Business 10 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

Somalis fill vacant jobs at Iowa meatpacking plant

POSTVILLE, Iowa (AP): Nearly three months after a U.S. immigration raid uprooted almost 400 employees at a meatpacking plant in northeastern Iowa, dozens of Somali immigrants are slowly but steadily filling the depleted ranks left by the arrested workers.

Business 14 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Switzerland breaks with tradition on tax evasion

GENEVA (AP) - Switzerland's days as a safe haven for the world's tax evaders are numbered.

Business 06 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Nothing like the personal touch

I RECENTLY disconnected myself from Facebook. But this is not going to stop the social networking website from registering its 200 millionth user anytime soon.

Business 15 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

China replies to Google threat to pull out of China(update)

SAN FRANCISCO: China's government gave little indication Thursday that it is willing to loosen its control over Internet search results, pushing Google Inc. closer to the brink of closing up shop and leaving the country.hr noshade size=-1 width=50%>

Business 20 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

What Internet? China region cut off 6 months now

LIUYUAN, China: They arrive at this gritty desert crossroads weary from a 13-hour train ride but determined. The promised land lies just across the railway station plaza: a large, white sign that says Easy Connection Internet Cafe.

Business 19 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Up close and personal with Simon Treselyan

The high-performance coach says he wantsto spend the next half of his life helpingpeople to achieve their true potential.

Business 13 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dr Sun Yat Sen's historic Penang conference

Andrew Sheng recounts Dr Sun Yat Sen's historic Penang conference.

Business 05 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Suhakam’s Tan Sri Hasmy Agam answers Your 10 Questions

Tan Sri Hasmy Agam fields the 10 questions posed by ourreaders.