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 markets have high expectations for the February employment report, even if economists are reluctant to go too far out on a limb after several months of big misses by the consensus forecasts. Traders differ.
The dollar should weaken further against the euro now that European interest rate hikes look inevitable, but the euro's gains may ultimately be limited if raising rates hurt the euro zone's weakest members.
The march towards Friday's jobs report has begun, and anything tied to employment is of big interest Thursday.
Consider this pairing: $5 gasoline and 5 percent mortgage rates. It could be a bad combination for the economy.
The oil markets seem to be calling the shots now, after investors on Tuesday shrugged off Bernanke's comments and a blow-out ISM manufacturing report.
The dramatic events in the Middle East and North Africa take a new turn every day, and it is a daily challenge for financial markets to assess a very uncertain future for the region.
The Institute for Supply Management manufacturing survey may be a positive harbinger for Friday's February employment report, but it also contains another warning that inflation may be picking up. The survey's employment index, in fact, was at its highest level since 1973.
If oil markets remain calm, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke's comments on the economy, auto sales and ISM manufacturing data could have more sway over markets on Tuesday.
Even in a Thanksgiving holiday lull, financial markets are gearing up for a week of drama.
Names on the move ahead of the open.
Traders eye geopolitics and some major indicators on the U.S. economy ahead of the holiday.
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Tuesday: HP Inc, Wal-Mart & more.
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