Patti Domm is CNBC Markets 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 European Central Bank is expected to come out swinging Thursday with a bond buying program intended to knock down rates for its weaker sovereigns.
Chain stores report their August sales Thursday, providing a good look at how the discouraged U.S. consumer behaved during the important back-to-school shopping period.
The Fed has "a lot of willingness to do what it takes, but not a lot of action to back it up," says one strategist. "As far as stocks go, that's enough. The economy may beg to differ."
Patti Domm is CNBC Markets Editor, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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