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Dollar creeps higher as world equities prepare for earnings

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 14:57

The dollar was on its strongest run since late October on Monday as the momentum of last week`s stellar U.S. jobs data carried markets towards what will be a crucial earnings season for record high shares.

Asian shares off to slow start, investors look to earnings

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 11:28

Asian stock markets got off to a slow start on Monday after a U.S. market holiday but held near three-year highs on optimism about the U.S. economy, with investors now shifting their focus to corporate earnings.

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.

US jobs machine revs up, cutting unemployment to 6.1%

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 00:39

US job creation picked up solidly in June, pushing the jobless rate down to 6.1 percent, boosting confidence in the economy and sending stocks flying to new records.

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.

Asian stocks tread water ahead of US jobs data

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 08:41

Asian stocks lingered near three-year highs on Thursday as investors waited for the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report to see if the economy is gaining momentum.

US private job growth jumps in June

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 18:58

The private sector added 281,000 jobs in June, surging higher from a lackluster 179,000 in May.

US created 9.4 million new jobs in last 51 months: Obama

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 06:21

Obama said Republicans have a flawed theory of the economy that they cannot seem to get past.

Jobs, cars seen cementing US spring rebound

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 19:32

The United States can firmly consign its weather-beaten start to the year to history this week with June vehicle sales and jobs data expected to show a strong end to the second quarter.

US economy shrank 2.9% in first quarter: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 18:34

The contraction in the world`s largest economy was the steepest since the 2009 first quarter.

Yellen may be poised to rewrite Fed's rule book on wages, inflation

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 14:27

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen wants to see U.S. wages climb at a much brisker clip to boost consumer spending and help workers recoup ground they lost in the last recession, but she`ll have to fend off policymakers who fear that could cause inflation to surge.