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Wall St Week Ahead: Double-digit profit growth may return in Q2

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 02:05

With all the hoopla over the Dow topping 17,000 out of the way, the market`s next focus will be whether the fast-approaching earnings season can justify U.S. stocks climbing further into record territory.

Dow pops above 17,000, S&P 500 at record as jobs jump

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 02:33

Wall Street`s holiday-shortened session ended with multiple records on Thursday, with the Dow topping 17,000 for the first time after the June jobs report came in much stronger than expected.

Dow Jones closes above 17,000 for 1st time

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 21:10

The US economy created 288,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate declined to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.

US jobless claims fall

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 20:05

New US claims for unemployment insurance benefits fell last week, continuing to point to a downward trend in job losses, official data released Thursday showed.

US jobless claims fall

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 19:05

New US claims for unemployment insurance benefits fell last week, continuing to point to a downward trend in job losses, official data released Thursday showed.

British unemployment hits five-year low

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 20:41

Britain`s unemployment has fallen to 6.6 percent, the lowest rate for more than five years, according to official data on Wednesday that also revealed however a drop in wages growth.

Unemployment of OECD `lost` generation edges down

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 20:04

Eurozone unemployment is still far higher than the average rate across advanced countries, the OECD said on Wednesday just as Britain reported another fall.

Unemployment of OECD `lost` generation edges down

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 19:21

Eurozone unemployment is still far higher than the average rate across advanced countries, the OECD said today just as Britain reported another fall.

S&P again hits new high on growth expectations

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 01:56

U.S. stocks rose on Thursday and the benchmark S&P 500 index hit a record intraday high for the third straight day as traders bet on improvement in the second quarter even as data showed the world`s largest economy contracted in the first quarter.

Singapore activists warn of surging xenophobia

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 04:04

Guest workers and expatriates are increasingly the target of "xenophobic" attacks on social media, Singapore`s leading activists groups warned Wednesday.

Americans' confidence in big business is low: Gallup

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 04:37

A majority of Americans say large US companies do a poor job in helping the US economy, with 43 percent saying the companies are weak in creating jobs for Americans, Gallup found in a poll released Tuesday.

US jobless claims hit 7-year low, inflation ticks up

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 21:04

New applications for US unemployment benefits hit a seven-year low last week while consumer prices recorded their largest increase in 10 months in April, pointing to a firming economy.