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Nov 13, 2012 4:56PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The selling offsets decent earnings from Cisco Systems and Home Depot. Techs fall, led by Microsoft and Intel. Michael Kors rises. Gold and oil slip. The major averages have fallen more than 6.6% since mid-September.

Oct 30, 2012 12:54PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Disney will buy Lucasfilm for $4.1 billion. The major exchanges say they can resume normal stock trading on Wednesday. Ford has decent results; GM's earnings are on tap. Apple has a big management shuffle. October may be a loser for investors.

Oct 8, 2012 12:29PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Apple drops on worries about iPhone supplies and worker unrest in China. Netflix soars on an upgrade. Facebook falls on a 'sell' call. Alcoa rises ahead of Tuesday's earnings results. Gold and crude oil move lower.

Sep 14, 2012 10:36AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The Dow gains 54 as the Bernanke rally continues, despite a downgrade of US debt and profit-taking. Crude oil briefly tops $100. Apple hits new highs. UnitedHealth, not Apple, will replace Kraft in the Dow.

Aug 20, 2012 10:51AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Apple's market cap tops $623 billion, beating a record set by Microsoft in 1999. Stocks end flat. Aetna will buy Coventry Health for $5.7 billion. Urban Outfitter shares jump on strong results. Gold moves up; oil slips.

Aug 14, 2012 10:39AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Stocks end flat after early gains fade. US retail sales rise for the first time since February. Home Depot, Estee Lauder and Michael Kors results impress. Groupon slumps. Standard Chartered settles Iranian money-laundering charges.

Apr 6, 2012 11:43AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Futures markets signal a steep sell-off Monday as the Labor Department says employers added 120,000 nonfarm jobs in March, less than expected. Unemployment falls to 8.2%, as fewer people seek work. The stock market was closed for Good Friday.

Feb 20, 2012 3:31PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Earnings from the big retailers and Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Target will signal if the big rally since October can continue. European financial ministers and Greece agree on terms of a rescue package. Rising oil prices are a threat.

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