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Jun 22, 2012 10:21AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The blue chips fall 1% for the week; tech stocks move higher. Financial stocks, led by JPMorgan Chase, rally after Moody's downgrade. Oil and gold are higher. Facebook jumps 10.1% on the week. Research In Motion falls under $10.

Jun 11, 2012 10:12AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The major averages lose all of Friday's gains -- and more. Investors fear that the $125 billion bailout of Spanish banks is just too little. Italy is a worry, too. Apple shares slump despite new product announcements. Oil falls below $83.

Apr 12, 2012 1:09PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Stocks may open lower after China's GDP report disappoints. Google announces a stock split. Stocks jump as top Fed officials see low interest rates for years to come because the recovery is so fragile. Oil and gold move higher.

Jan 25, 2012 11:29AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The blue chips close up 81 to their best level since May 2011. The central bank sees slightly lower growth but continued high unemployment. Apple briefly tops Exxon Mobil as the world's most valuable company. The dollar moves lower. Gold tops 1,700.

Oct 28, 2011 11:53AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The blue chips end up 23 points as a great October continues. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq rise for a fourth week. Gold and crude oil drift lower. Higher prices boost Chevron profits. Weak sales force Whirlpool to lay off 5,000. Merck earnings rise.

Oct 24, 2011 1:13PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Subscribers give up on the video-rental company. The Dow rises 105 points as Caterpillar batters estimates. Europe inches toward a deal on its debt-and-banking crisis. Oil jumps above $91.

Jul 22, 2011 1:03PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Caterpillar shares get hit when earnings miss Street estimates. McDonald's and Schlumberger results impress. Tech shares rise on AMD and SanDisk. The debt-ceiling crisis gets worse.

Jul 15, 2011 2:58AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

In a big week for earnings, IBM, Apple, Bank of America and Caterpillar are among the headliners. Reports are due on housing starts, existing-home sales and mid-Atlantic manufacturing. The debt ceiling fight will continue. Will gold top $1,600?



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