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Oct 31, 2012 10:40AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The Dow loses all of an 82-point gain as Wall Street ramps up after Hurricane Sandy. Recovery prospects boost Home Depot and Lowe's. Apple sags on management turmoil. Cirrus Logic's Apple business boosts profits. Oil and gold move up.

Aug 7, 2012 10:24AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The Dow gains 51 points as decent earnings and hope for a European debt solution give markets a boost. Fossil and Chesapeake Energy are big gainers. Disney earnings beat estimates. Oil jumps, but gold dips.

Aug 6, 2012 10:29AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The Dow gains 21 points as traders start to see hope for the region's debt crisis and as Spanish bond yields fall. The S&P 500 nearly hits 1,400. Best Buy's founder wants to take the company private. Oil and gold are higher.

May 11, 2012 1:10PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The banking giant's $2 billion trading loss prompts big selling in the stock. Citigroup and Goldman Sachs also drop. The market rebounds -- and then fades -- after a report shows consumer confidence at a 4-year high.

May 8, 2012 11:48AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

While the blue chips come back from a 198-point loss, traders fear more declines ahead. Disney results cheer Street. Fossil tumbles after warning European sales are softening. McDonald's April sales disappoint. Oil briefly drops below $96.

Jan 6, 2012 10:10AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

US unemployment falls to 8.5% in December, suggesting a strengthening economy. But the Dow drops 56, and the S&P falls 3. Tech gains boost the Nasdaq. Gold and oil drop. A report says Apple may put mini-stores in Target.



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No more Dispatches; here's where to find market news

The Market Dispatches column has been discontinued. Here's where to find the latest stock and business news on MSN Money, and the latest from market writer Charley Blaine.