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.
Apple proved once more its iProducts make for a powerful earnings machine, but that may not add much juice to tech shares Wednesday.
IBM's disappointing second quarter results will compete with a barrage of corporate earnings reports ahead of Tuesday's opening bell.
The stock market is fixating on crumbling confidence in the U.S. economic recovery and may continue to ignore the good news that's likely to show up in corporate earnings reports in the coming week.
After news of the Goldman settlement swept away a wave of uncertainties, focus on Friday will return to economic data and earnings from Citigroup, Bank of America and General Electric.
The dollar index was down more than 1 percent, and the dollar was falling against the euro, yen and sterling. Improving news out of Europe and a short squeeze are also combining to drive the euro more than a percent higher against the greenback, towards its highest levels since early May.
Earnings releases from J.P. Morgan and Google book end the trading day Thursday and could provide some more juice to the market's earnings rally.
Second quarter earnings season is likely to create a positive backdrop for stocks, at least temporarily.
Shopping for any excuse to rally, stock traders found it in chain stores' sales, and those reports may provide a clue to the earnings season.
Some traders were encouraged by Wall Street's gains but also cautious that the third up move in a 12-day stretch was the result of an oversold bounce that could quickly evaporate in the next volatile session
Friday's disappointing June jobs number was the latest in a series of downbeat economic reports that have some economists looking to downgrade their growth forecasts to even more sluggish levels.
Greece looms large, but markets will still search for clues as to Fed thinking in the week ahead, after June's jobs report.
ETFs being used to hedge Greece crisis
More than 120 companies have registered for an IPO, including several well-known names.
June's softish jobs report may give the Fed pause.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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