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Here is a look at more of Wednesday's top business stories:

Stocks lifted by tech issues

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Stock prices on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market were higher in moderate trading at midday Wednesday, lifted by strength in technology is

Malaysia Renong slowly paring down debt

SINGAPORE, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Malaysia's largest industrial conglomerate, Renong Bhd, has been slowly reducing its debt level this year through the sale of its stake in United Engineers Mala
SONIA KOLESNIKOV, UPI Business Correspondent

The Bear's Lair: More bear munchies

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- With the stock market up by around 20 percent since its September lows, and in the spirit of good cheer that should surround us at Christmas, I thought I'd set out some more ideas for "Bear Food," companies or industries that really look likely to take a
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, Business and Economics Editor

Leading investment bank earnings drop

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Top investment banking firms Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers all reported sharp drops for their fourth quarter profits, citing both the ongoing general economic slowdown and the big economic hit of the Sept 11 terror attacks. Each firm's p
T. K. MALOY, UPI Deputy Business Editor

Start the week:Out with a bang?

QUERETARO, Mexico, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Sooner than you know, it is that time of year again: Christmas and year's end. The final accounts must be drawn up. The veil must be drawn on the old. We work a
IAN CAMPBELL, Economics Correspondent

Prudential debuts IPO

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Shares of financial services giant Prudential Insurance Inc. rose by almost seven percent on heavy volume in their market debut on Thursday, as investors were e

Investment bank bonuses: the party is over

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- There isn't such a thing as a good time to call an investment banker who works at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. or Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the two biggest
ZACH WALES, UPI Business Correspondent

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Making online list, checking it twice

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- As the shopping days for the end of the year holidays grow fewer, online consumers have markedly increased their spending in order to finish their respective shopping lists, according a weekly survey from Goldman Sachs, Harris Interactive and Nielsen/NetR
T.K. MALOY, UPI Deputy Business Editor

Fed cuts interest rates by a quarter point

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Federal Reserve Tuesday cut short-term interest rates for the 11th time this year, pushing the federal funds rate down to is lowest level in four decades an
CHRIS H. SIEROTY

IG Metall plans a tough spring

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The German metalworkers Trade Union, IG Metall, on Monday warned of an explosive mood heading into negotiations in January over wage increase demands of 5 percent to 7 percent for Germany's metal and engineering workers in 2002, according to a story in th

Asian chipmakers good news - caution!

SINGAPORE, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The Asian chip making industry seems to be in ebullient mood. Hardly a day passes by without some piece of good news being released.
SONIA KOLESNIKOV, UPI Business Correspondent

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Analysis: Energy after Enron

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Enron's demise calls into question its trading-dominated business model and raises the question of what future energy markets will look like. As always, the exc
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, Business and Economics Editor

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No rebuilding of WTC until 2003

ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The chairman of the 11-member commission charged with rebuilding at the 16-acre World Trade Center site and retaining businesses in Lower Manhattan said Friday
ALEX CUKAN

Executive Business Briefing

Here is a look at more of Wednesday's top business stories:

Shopping season under way amid worries

The official Christmas shopping season kicked off Friday with some stores opening before dawn amid worries consumers would keep a tight hold on the purse string
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

Enron stock shares plunge 28 percent

Shares of Enron Corp. continued their sell-off Wednesday as investors and analysts doubted the company could recover its lost business and stay afloat long enou
CHRIS H. SIEROTY, UPI Business Correspondent

Executive Business Briefing

Here is a look at more of Wednesday's top business stories:

Workers in China brace for tough times

SHANGHAI, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- When the factory where he had worked for more than eight years was closed down, Zhang Wei, a 27-year-old welder, packed up his family's belongings, sold his hou
CHRISTIAN WADE, UPI Correspondent
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