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Aug 3, 2012 9:57AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Stocks rally strongly after the government says 163,000 jobs were added to the economy, more than expected. Kraft and HP lead the Dow; Procter & Gamble sets a share buyback program. LinkedIn's guidance impresses. Gold and oil push higher.

Aug 1, 2012 10:34AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The major averages slide lower after the Federal Reserve promises more stimulus only if the economy sags more. The European Central Bank meets Thursday to deal with Europe's woes. US manufacturing dips. Auto sales are solid. Facebook falls below $21.

Jul 30, 2012 10:46AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The Dow's 53-point gain slips away as traders hope for stimulus moves from the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank. Apple surges on reports the new iPhone will debut in mid-September. Natural gas and corn prices jump.

Jul 12, 2012 10:15AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The blue chips come back after an early 112-point loss. French automaker Peugeot announces 8,000 job cuts. The euro hits a 2-year low. P&G gets some new attention. Oil and gold slide. Marriott International and Supervalu sag.

Jul 6, 2012 9:12AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Stocks end lower for the week. The economy adds 80,000 jobs in June, less than expected. The unemployment rate holds at 8.2%. IBM, Caterpillar and Boeing are among the day's losers. Apple weighs on the Nasdaq. Oil falls below $85.

Jun 21, 2012 11:09AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Stocks fall broadly, and crude oil sinks below $80 as a widely watched manufacturing report disappoints. Existing-home sales dip. Bed Bath & Beyond and Celegene shares slump. Big banks are downgraded by Moody's.

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.



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