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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 2, 2012 12:00PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Investors want to see if Friday's unemployment numbers show a growing economy -- or not. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' results cheer the Street. Jobless claims drop. Macy's boosts 2012 guidance. Zynga shares jump on Facebook excitement.

Dec 14, 2011 12:12PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Gold falls below $1,600 an ounce as fears build that Europe's problems are getting worse. The Dow falls 131 points. Stocks of companies with big non-US sales are hit hard. Michael Kors IPO prices at $20; Zynga on deck.

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 25, 2011 7:11AM on Latest DispatchesBy TheStreet Staff

Consumer confidence rises, while spending gains outpace a slight uptick in incomes. Whirlpool says it will cut 5,000 jobs. Merck, AMD and Chevron beat the Street. Hewlett-Packard will keep its PC business.

Jul 8, 2011 12:56PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Stocks dive in the morning as unemployment rises to 9.2% and job growth sputters. But late-day buying trims losses. Banks lead the market lower. Oil and copper drop, while gold rises.

Oct 29, 2010 1:33PM on Latest DispatchesBy Kim Peterson

The company puts nearly $1 billion into a legal reserve to settle a government probe into Vioxx.

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