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.
Traders divining the oil market's next move are watching a key level on West Texas Intermediate futures that could determine whether $40 or $50 is next in the cards.
The risk for markets Wednesday is that the Fed sounds a little more hawkish when it releases minutes from its July meeting.
Bulls could keep the market rally going until the last of the kids go back to school – and the bears return from vacation.
Dollar bulls have been falling by the wayside this summer, as the Fed looks further away from tightening.
Stock buybacks aren't juicing share prices the way they once did, so it pays to be selective, according to UBS.
The government's retail sales number, after popping in June, was mysteriously flat in July – and some of that might be because of Amazon.
Friday's July retail sales is an important look at the economy's engine at the start of the second half.
Saudi Arabia just made it much more likely that OPEC and other oil producers will take action if crude prices weaken.
After Tuesday's surprise new home sales pop, mortgage applications and existing home sales Wednesday should be a focus.
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell on Tuesday.
The furniture maker said it saw its quarterly same-store sales decline by 1.9 percent.
UBS analysts upgraded their rating of CF Industries and increased a 12-month price target, sending the company's shares higher.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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