UCC, Dow to oppose govt`s petition for compensation hike

UCC and
Dow Chemicals Co said that it will oppose in the SC the curative petition filed by the Indian govt
seeking enhancement of compensation from Rs 750 crore to Rs
7,700 crore for the victims of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.

US denies pressurising India over Bhopal aid

The US has termed as "incorrect" a news report that it is linking efforts of the Indian Government to seek more compensation from the Union Carbide in the Bhopal gas tragedy with the investment ties between the two countries.

Don’t pressurise Dow on Bhopal: US

US reportedly asked India not to persist with Bhopal compensation to avoid "chilling" in investment relationship.

No change in India`s stand on Dow Chemicals: Official

A top Indian official said there was no change in the government`s stand to follow the due legal process on the Bhopal Gas disaster, including fixing of criminal liabilities, despite possible US move to thwart the process.

US stocks up slightly on commodity gains

US stocks climbed slightly on Wednesday, led by commodities producers, but the technology sector slumped.

Wall St gains in choppy trade; tech lifts Nasdaq

Stocks rose on Friday in choppy trade as quarterly results from Oracle and Research In Motion lifted the Nasdaq more than 1 percent, but the US dollar`s climb curbed gains in both the Dow and the S&P 500.

US stocks dip on recovery concerns

US stocks dipped as investors mulled a mixed batch of economic data that cast a cloud over hopes for an improved recovery from recession and braced for a key jobs report.

Dow hits 2009 closing high on earnings optimism

US stocks climbed on Friday, with the Dow hitting a closing high for 2009, as investors anticipated positive news from next week`s key earnings reports and bullish broker comments boosted tech shares.

US stocks improve for fifth straight day

US stocks rose for a fifth straight day Thursday as weekly jobless claims fell and energy sectors gained.