Patti Domm is CNBC executive news editor, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy. Prior to joining CNBC in 1999 as senior news editor, Domm was the equities editor for the Americas at Reuters. She was also Wall Street editor at Reuters, reporting on mergers, acquisitions and the Street. She also edited three CNBC books on personal investing. Domm serves on the board of the Financial Womens Association of New York.
Let's face it. Nothing about Friday's employment report will be pretty, and the 7 percent decline in stocks this week has been signaling that.
Stocks Thursday will have to traverse weekly jobless claims, productivity data and a bunch of chain stores sales reports ahead of the opening, and any one of those could crimp Wednesday's rally as investors turn their focus back to the U.S. economy.
Stocks limp into March at 12-year lows, amid signs the market could still be heading south.
Amid the gloom, Birinyi Associates' Cleve Rueckert found what he sees as a bright spot in the stock market. In a note, he says growth is the place to be, based on performance of the S&P's Pure Growth Index versus the S&P Pure Value Index. Here's his list of 15 stocks in the S&P 500 that fit three key growth criteria.
Bernanke bounce or an Obama tumble? That was the question on the minds of traders about markets Wednesday, another day in which Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before a Congressional committee and after President Obama's Tuesday night speech on the state of the nation.
Art Cashin of UBS says stocks are surging after Japan delivers a double whammy of good news.
The midterm elections could pack some surprises for markets Tuesday.
Names on the move ahead of the open.
Earnings from Exxon and Chevron, and data on consumer spending, income and inflation are highlights ahead of Friday's opening bell.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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