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Jul 27, 2012 10:18AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The Dow surges 188 points as hopes build that the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank will start new stimulus plans. GDP in the US grows at just a 1.5% rate in the 2nd quarter. Facebook briefly falls nearly to $22; Starbucks slumps.

Apr 26, 2012 1:37PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine's profit beats Street estimates. Starbucks shares drop on Europe weakness. Investors applaud Bernanke's promise of Fed support in a market panic. March pending home sales are the best in 2 years. Exxon and UPS results disappoint.

Apr 16, 2012 2:02PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

A bullish report on retail sales cheers many investors. But the Nasdaq falls as Apple slides for a fifth day, possibly because investors want to cash in profits. Google also drops. Citigroup results help bank stocks. Oil rebounds.

Jan 27, 2012 11:38AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The blue chips fall 74 after the government says fourth-quarter growth is 2.8%; Wall Street was expecting 3%. Facebook may file for its IPO next week. Ford, Chevron and Starbucks drop on earnings letdowns.

Jan 26, 2012 12:20PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Stocks open to levels last seen in the spring of 2008, but the Dow falls 22 on profit-taking and worries about the economy. Caterpillar and Netflix are the leaders. Apple briefly hits a new high. Starbucks results disappoint.

Jan 24, 2012 11:59AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Apple says iPhone sales jumped 128% in its fiscal first quarter; iPad sales r0se 111%. Tech shares mostly bask in the report. The Dow drops 33 before the report as Europe worries investors again. Gold and oil fall.

Jun 6, 2011 12:57PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Despite Steve Jobs' appearance, Apple falls 1.6%. Banks slide after analyst Dick Bove downgrades Wells Fargo. Harley Davidson gets an upgrade. Crude oil slips; gold and silver rise. Temple-Inland shares soar on International Paper's $3.4 billion bid.

Nov 29, 2010 3:01PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Bargain-hunting boosts shares after investor worries about European financial woes drive markets lower. Retailers see a strong weekend of holiday sales.



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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.



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