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 stock market starts December on a burst of economic news that may distract investors from Europe's sovereign debt worries.
If your favorite restaurant seems a bit busier, that's because it probably is, and economists see that as a sign of growing consumer confidence.
Europe's sovereign debt woes will continue to tug at markets, as investors Tuesday also get a few new pieces of U.S. economic data and hear from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on the economy.
Next week brings November's employment report, a critical bit of data in a week likely to be dominated by readings on the U.S. economy and the developing debt crisis in Europe.
As shoppers hit the stores this Thanksgiving weekend, investors are likely to keep bidding up retail stocks even as some of those stocks hit multi-year or even all-time highs.
The dollar is finding friends, as it always does when the world looks a little shaky.
Tuesday's economic headlines should show that the third quarter grew at a slightly better rate than reported, but the Fed's view of next year is likely to be worse than its previous forecast.
Traders expect a short and sweet Thanksgiving week, where investors will be reluctant to make new bets and markets could actually trade quietly.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is expected to restate the Fed's case for its controversial quantitative easing policy in an early morning speech Friday, but he may not take on his most vocal critics.
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Tuesday: Yum Brands, Nu Skin, Adobe & more.
Names on the move ahead of the open.
Traders will watch market action carefully on Tuesday to see if stocks can demonstrate a successful retest of the lows.
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Monday: Illumina, DuPont, Container Store & more.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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