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.
Weak U.S. data and the promise of higher European interest rates drove the dollar lower against the euro, which edges closer to the psychological 1.50 level.
The risk trade is looking a little frayed around the edges. Traders are looking to this week's jobs data for answers, as worries about global growth reemerge. Economists expect the April jobs number Friday to be slightly weaker than last month at a consensus 198,000 new jobs. In March, 216,000 jobs were created.
Computers taken from Osama Bin Laden's Pakistan compound could reveal a motherlode of information on Al Qaeda donors and has probably already dealt a serious blow to Al Qaeda fund raising, according to a Middle East law expert.
Stocks started May on a softer footing, in a day of mixed signals from markets.
Robust earnings reports and new money from fund managers may put a bounce into stocks at the start of the week, but the focus will quickly turn to economic news, especially Friday's April jobs report.
Stocks could finish April on an upswing, riding the tail winds from another morning of earnings news.
Everyone knows December is one of the strongest months for stocks, but sector performance varies during the holiday season.
Names on the move ahead of the open.
Softish ISM data and super strong auto sales Tuesday could paint a mixed picture of U.S. manufacturing, which continues to suffer.
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Monday: Mattress Firm, El Pollo Loco & more.
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