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 debt feud will likely continue to take its toll on markets Thursday, as the deadline to raise the debt ceiling closes in and lawmakers are still far apart.
Washington's political paralysis around critical debt and budgetary issues will most certainly weigh on financial markets Wednesday.
Debt talks will again dominate Tuesday, as markets increasingly worry political cat fighting will lead to a weak deficit reduction deal, causing the U.S. to lose its top-notch credit rating.
If a history is a guide, the stock market is likely to see just small gains in the months following any debt ceiling increase.
Debt-talk drama is likely to put markets on the defensive next week. Plus, a third of the S&P reports earnings, including Boeing, Ford and ExxonMobil, and the first look at Q2 GDP.
Friday's trading will likely be dominated by worries about weekend debt talks. Plus, earnings from Caterpillar, GE, McDonald's & more.
European leaders could temporarily steal the spotlight from Washington lawmakers Thursday, as they meet in Brussels to discuss the Greek debt crisis and how to keep contagion from spreading.
A positive start to earnings season, including blowout results from Apple, is helping investors shake off worries and start buying the dips. On tap for Wednesday: UTX, AmEx, Intel.
Names on the move ahead of the open.
Thursday looms large, with pharma, consumer products, big oil, financials and autos reporting earnings.
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell on Wednesday.
Shares of LogMeIn skyrocketed on news of the company's merger with the GoTo unit of Citrix Systems.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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