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.
Financials will be in focus on Tuesday, as BofA's board meets on a new CEO; bank execs speak before a Goldman Sachs conference, and influential bank analyst Meredith Whitney appears on CNBC's "Squawk Box."
A number of strategists have been recommending that investors steer clear of lower quality stocks and focus instead on those with better balance sheets for the next leg of the road ahead.
On Thursday, Fed Chief Ben Bernanke will be testifying before Congress as part of the confirmation process for his second term. GE and Comcast are also expected to announce their deal over NBCU.
Market analysts are expecting the ISM data on Tuesday to show further growth in U.S. manufacturing in November, while some dollar bulls are forecasting a greenback rebound in December.
US markets are bracing for a shakeup Friday after investors fled risk assets globally on concerns about Dubai's debt rescheduling.
A week's worth of economic reports has been crunched into just three days this week, and Wednesday has its share of significant data, which include jobless claims, durable goods and consumer sentiment.
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Wednesday: Five Below, FireEye & more.
The wild breakout in German yields is rocking global debt markets, giving a glimpse of a world of higher interest rates.
Names on the move ahead of the open.
ADP's private sector payrolls and international trade data are big for U.S. markets, but the focus first will be on Europe.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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