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.
The Fed kicks off its first meeting of 2011 Tuesday, as key stock indices edge toward psychologically important milestones.
The prospect that European regulators could hike interest rates ahead of their U.S. counterparts is lifting the euro and could keep it on an upward trajectory temporarily, strategists say.
Stocks are seeing some of their loftiest gains deflate, and that could continue as investors weigh dozens of major earnings reports and a fresh series of economic news in the week ahead.
Bank of America and General Electric are two heavy weights whose earnings should steer stocks into Friday's opening bell.
Google has beaten analyst earnings estimates three out of four earnings periods, and its stock typically opens higher after a beat, but the bulk of its gains are made immediately following its report in after-hours trading, according to Birinyi Associates.
Stocks had their worst day in nearly two months Wednesday and could hit more bumps Thursday.
A new report from Goldman Sachs economists shows that they believe food inflation in the United States could pick up to about 5 percent by mid-year, from a level of 1 percent in the past year, based on current commodity prices. That could contribute about 0.5 percent to the headline Consumer Price Index.
As stocks climb to multi-year highs, investors are increasingly expecting a pull back, despite the promise of a good earnings season.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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