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May 17, 2012 11:22AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The Dow falls 156 points on worries about Europe and disappointment with jobless claims and manufacturing weakness in mid-Atlantic states. Facebook prices its IPO at $38. Wal-Mart results cheer investors. Apple slumps.

Jan 23, 2012 12:25PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The Dow falls 12 points as worries about Greece plus profit-taking limit gains. Still, the major averages are off to their best start since 1997. Investors jeer Research In Motion's management change. Oil and gold move higher.

Jan 12, 2012 11:32AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

A late surge pushes the Dow up 22 on the day. December retail sales rose just 0.1%. Jobless claims jump to 399,000. Delta Air may be looking at buying AMR. Chevron drops on an earnings warning. Apple will test mini-stores at Target.

May 19, 2011 12:43PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The Dow gains 45 as LinkedIn shares more than double. Initial jobless claims fall, but a manufacturing report is weaker and home sales sag. Crude oil drops below $99 a barrel. Japan slips into recession.

Feb 24, 2011 5:11PM on Latest DispatchesBy Kim Peterson

After a miserable fourth quarter, the retailer brings in a new chief executive and signals some management departures.

Nov 18, 2010 3:19PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The Dow surges 173 points, but General Motors closes below its opening price. Worries ease about Europe and there's better news about the US economy. Dell's results impress.



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The Market Dispatches column has been discontinued. Here's where to find the latest stock and business news on MSN Money, and the latest from market writer Charley Blaine.