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May 4, 2012 1:13PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The sell-off comes as the government says the economy added 115,000 jobs in April, less than expected. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq suffer their worst weekly losses for 2012. Crude oil briefly falls below $98. Apple drops $16.

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.

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.

Apr 2, 2012 1:12PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

A decent report on manufacturing offsets a weak report on construction spending. An analyst price target of $1,001 pushes Apple over $610. Coty bids $10 billion for Avon Products. Groupon slumps on accounting problems. Oil and gold move higher.

Mar 30, 2012 3:27PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Friday's jobs report will be the week's big event, along with auto sales reports on Tuesday. Bed Bath & Beyond, Carmax and Monsanto report results. Apple had the biggest impact on the market in the quarter, but Sears was the top S&P 500 stock.

Mar 2, 2012 2:58PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The February jobs report and Europe will command the most investor attention, along with reports on factory orders and the service economy. Apple will show off its new iPad. Earnings are due from Dick's Sporting Goods and Brown Forman.

Feb 23, 2012 11:11AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The blue chips just miss a close of 13,000 in a rally sparked by a decent report on jobless claims. Salesforce.com, AIG results cheer. Apple ponders what to do with $98 billion in cash. Speculators briefly push oil above $108.

Feb 3, 2012 9:54AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

A 157-point gain puts the Dow at pre-2008 crash levels after the economy adds 243,000 jobs in January, the most since April. The services economy also sees growth. Crude oil and interest rates rise; gold slips. Apple hits a new high.

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