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31 Mar 2015 22:15

US consumer confidence soars; house prices rising

U.S. consumer confidence rebounded strongly in March amid optimism over the labor market, a hopeful sign that a recent sharp slowdown in economic activity will be temporary.

  • 01 Apr 2015 04:09

    US stocks drop on final day of first quarter

    Wall Street stocks tumbled on Tuesday, snapping a two-day winning streak to close the first quarter on a sour note as volatility in equity markets stays high.

  • 01 Apr 2015 03:38

    Oil slumps as Iran talks deadline looms

    Oil prices fell on Tuesday as global powers and Iran raced to reach a deal on Tehran's nuclear program that could ease sanctions on the crude producer, adding to the global oversupply.

  • 01 Apr 2015 00:23

    Travel chaos in Argentina as transit unions strike

    Argentina's largest cities ground to a halt on Tuesday as transport unions went on strike, demanding tax cuts for low-income workers and putting the government on the defensive seven months out from general elections.

  • 01 Apr 2015 00:37

    IBM to invest US$3b in 'Internet of Things'

    IBM announced on Tuesday it was pumping US$3 billion into a new division focusing on the growing market for connected devices, or the "Internet of Things."

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