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.
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Shoppers may put traders in the mood to buy. Plus, retail sales, auto sales and the jobs report in the week ahead.
As Americans give thanks over the holiday table Thursday, nervous traders will be watching the developments overseas and will continue to do so in Friday's half day stock market session.
Holiday shopping is being held out as a potential bright spot for markets, discouraged by failure in Washington and fumbling in Europe.
Investor attention will swing between the U.S. and Europe as politicians on both sides of the Atlantic struggle with debt and deficits that hang like a threatening pendulum over markets.
Economists are encouraged by signs that companies are not cutting workers, and they say November's jobs report could be better than October's tepid growth.
Stock traders Friday will be watching headlines from Europe, and increasingly they will be turning to Washington for any signs of movement by the Congressional "super committee." It is also a day for options expirations, another source of volatility.
U.S. companies in cyclical and defensive industries could take the biggest earnings hits if Europe falls into recession.
Shares of Harley-Davidson jumped more than 7 percent Friday.
Newell Brands stock is rose nearly 7 percent after the company posted better-than-expected earnings.
Exxon and Chevron took some major hits in Q2, but here's what happens next.
Expedia shares dropped nearly 3 percent Friday after the company missed revenue estimates for the second quarter.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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