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.
Get out your crystal balls. This final day of the year is the perfect time to ponder and predict where S&P 500 stocks will go in 2008. We want to know what you think. Take the poll below -- and please write to us. We will post some of your comments later in the week.
It sounds almost too good to be true: Wall Street's bull wants to run in 2008, but its success will depend on whether the U.S. economy avoids recession and the credit crunch continues to ease. A growing chorus of investors who believe U.S. stocks will outperform other markets next year...
Markets have had a relatively muted, though negative response to the assassination of former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto, but the real fallout will not be seen until it becomes clear whether nuclear-armed Pakistan can remain stable.
Our friends at "Fast Money" earlier this week lamented that the Grinch stole the S&P 500's 2007 gains, so we stole their chart and have it here to show you. But seriously, we want to know what you think. Will there be a Santa rally before year end? Or will the S&P hold on to or even lose its current anemic gain?
Check out the news on Eaton Corp today. The company plans to buy two companies--one in Europe, the other in Asia. That's exactly the type of deal making we can expect to see in the world of M and A next year.
Stocks stumbled after weak China data and rising geopolitical tensions.
Stocks tumbled amid concerns events that surrounding Ukraine are escalating and China's slowing growth will rub off on the global economy.
Alibaba reportedly seeking a U.S.-listed IPO versus one in Hong Kong.
New data confirm other figures indicating China's economy is indeed slowing.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani covers Wall Street from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Sharon Epperson is CNBC's senior commodities and personal finance correspondent.
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Rick Santelli joined CNBC Business News as an on-air editor in 1999, reporting live from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade.
Senior Producer at CNBC's Breaking News Desk.
Stocks rose to new highs as investors reacted to strong home-price gains and a jump in consumer confidence.
Not only has job growth been slow, but too many new jobs have paid poorly. That could change in the coming year.
Santa's sleigh delays; frothy tech values; more 'wisdom' from McDonald's. Here are the week's market winners and losers.