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Nov 1, 2012 11:10AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Stocks surge on improved private-sector employment; jobless claims slip. Starbucks, AIG and Priceline earnings impress. Crude is up in New York but down in London.

Oct 22, 2012 10:37AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The Dow ends up 2 points after briefly falling as many as 108 points. Caterpillar sees the world economy slowing faster than expected. Apple leads tech stocks higher. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold misses Street estimates.

Jul 25, 2012 10:43AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The blue chips gain 59 points in a volatile day. Because of Apple's earnings miss, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq end lower for a 4th day. Because of Facebook issues, Zynga shares fall more than 35%. Whole Foods earnings cheer. New-home sales disappoint.

Jul 6, 2012 9:12AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Stocks end lower for the week. The economy adds 80,000 jobs in June, less than expected. The unemployment rate holds at 8.2%. IBM, Caterpillar and Boeing are among the day's losers. Apple weighs on the Nasdaq. Oil falls below $85.

Jul 2, 2012 10:50AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq show gains; the Dow falls slightly. Weakness in Europe is the biggest weight on the Institute for Supply Management's June manufacturing index. Barclay's CEO Bob Diamond quits.

Jun 28, 2012 9:39AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Once down 177 points, the Dow closes off 25 on speculation Europe is negotiating a serious debt deal. Health care shares are mostly flat, but hospital operators soar. Research In Motion will cut a third of its workforce.

Jun 27, 2012 10:41AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The major averages rise for the second straight day on guidance from Lennar and a strong pending-home-sales report. Facebook slips on mixed analyst ratings. Arena Pharmaceuticals soars after its new weight-loss drug wins an FDA OK.

Jun 25, 2012 10:29AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Investors sell on fears Europeans can't solve their debt crisis. Crude oil briefly falls below $79; gold moves higher. News Corp. may split into 2 companies. The Supreme Court won't rule on health care until Thursday.

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