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Sep 6, 2012 9:35AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Hope for a resolution to Europe's debt crisis and decent US jobs data boost the Dow and S&P 500 to 4-year highs. The Nasdaq hits a 12-year top. Jobless claims fall, and ADP says private employers added 201,000 workers in August.

Jun 20, 2012 10:22AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

But the Dow crawls back nearly to break even as the Federal Reserve extends a small stimulus move because of job growth and European worries. It promises more action if conditions worsen. Asian stocks drop on a weak China manufacturing report.

May 25, 2012 10:46AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The blue chips rebound from a brief 108-point loss. As Spain rescues one of its biggest banks, Standard & Poor's see its economy worsening. Consumer confidence strengthens. Facebook and Apple weigh on the Nasdaq. Gold and crude oil move higher.

Oct 27, 2011 10:19AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The blue chips are briefly up more than 400 points. Announcement of a deal to fix Europe's debt crisis sets off a global rally. US growth improves but is still anemic. Higher oil prices boost Exxon profits.

Oct 13, 2011 7:29PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The apparel retailer will shutter 189 stores by the end of 2013. While profits at home are getting squeezed, the company sees better opportunities abroad, especially in China.

Sep 1, 2011 1:43PM on Latest DispatchesBy Kim Peterson

The largest automakers saw double-digit sales gains for the month, but in some cases that still wasn't enough for Wall Street.

Aug 9, 2011 12:50PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The blue chips plunge, then take off, after the central bank says a weak economy will keep rates low well into the future. Bank of America rebounds from steep losses. Apple's market cap briefly beats Exxon's.

Aug 3, 2011 10:09AM on Latest DispatchesBy TheStreet Staff

Prices shoot to record highs on mounting concerns that governments won't be able to grow their way out of debt.



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