Gina Francolla

Gina Francolla
Senior Producer

Gina Francolla is the Senior Producer of Quantitative & Market Data Services at CNBC.

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  • For the week ending Friday, March 28, 2008 the US Markets ended mixed after starting on a high note Monday extending last week's market rally.  The winning streak came to an end on Tuesday when the Dow closing down for the first time in three sessions.  The NASDAQ had the strongest performance of the week managing a positive gain despite weak earnings from Oracle  and poor performance from Google .  Economic data dragged on the markets with consumer sentiment and confidence at low levels and negative housing data.-Next week the markets will watch Friday's jobs report for evidence of recession, and any revisions on guidance as we move into earnings season.   Alcoa kicks off "official" earnings season on Monday, April 7th after the bell.  The big companies for next week all hit on Wednesday with RIM  , Monsanto  and Best Buy all reporting earnings.

  • The major U.S. indexes were a mixed bag this week, all close to flat, commodities halt their record setting pace, and the US dollar manages to hold its ground against most major currencies.

  • Presidential Candidates and the Economy Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 12:30 PM ET

    Senators Obama and Clinton are all about the economy today.  The battle between the two Democratic candidates has heated up in the last weeks with issues on race and Obama's former pastor and Clinton's incorrect recollection of Bosnia sniper fire, but today the candidates focus on our sweet spot, the economy.

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