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.
Some good news from the tech sector could be a positive for stocks Friday, after both Both Oracle and Research in Motion reported strong earnings late Thursday.
Weekly jobless claims and the Philadelphia Fed survey are the reports to watch Thursday, but the intrigue in currency markets will likely be what keeps traders chattering.
Speculation about the Fed's next steps swirled through financial markets Tuesday and could continue to be a factor until the Fed meets next week.
Nearly five months after the May 6 Flash Crash, many individual investors see the stock market as rigged, and they have little confidence in regulators to fix it, according to a CNBC/AP poll.
Tuesday's retail sales and the NFIB small business survey could decide whether the September rally rolls on for another day.
Friday's jobs number is the next big hurdle for markets, and traders expect it to be pivotal to the Fed's next easing move, as well as a factor in whether the stock market can continue to rally.
Like a hurricane spinning off shore, many analysts and investors expect headwinds from economic data to rock the stock market in September.
Stocks could finish August on a cranky note before entering September - historically the worst performing month for stocks.
The final days of summer could bring more disappointing employment and manufacturing data, setting the stage for a choppy September.
Markets could be in for macro overload in the week ahead with central bankers, Friday's jobs report and OPEC dominating the headlines.
Take a look at some of Friday's early movers: TGT, AMZN, WMT, M, DIS & more
Even in a Thanksgiving holiday lull, financial markets are gearing up for a week of drama.
Names on the move ahead of the open.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani covers Wall Street from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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