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.
As the European Central Bank’s rate hike and Federal Reserve’s policy skirmishes made headlines in the past week , in Brazil, the impact of easy money policies in the developed world is felt every day.
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Brazilian companies, armed with a strong Real, are hunting for acquisitions across the globe , while U.S. private equity and sovereign wealth funds turn their attention to red hot Brazil.
Rising costs are affecting many manufacturers that rely on everything from diesel fuel to corn to copper. It will be true if you are shopping in a Walmart, or anywhere else.
Stocks close out the best first quarter of this century so far Thursday, despite a long list of worries that doesn't seem to be able to hold the market down.
"It all comes down to Friday and the non-farm payrolls," said one market-watcher. "What if it comes in at 120,000, or 130,000, and unemployment goes back up to 9 percent? There's going to be a tremendous amount of resistance on the part of the FOMC to give it up."
Data in the coming week should provide important clues as to whether the Fed will hike rates this summer.
Shares of Palo Alto Networks dropped Friday after the cybersecurity firm guided for lower-than-expected earnings.
Shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals rose more than 9 percent Friday on reports that the company rejected a joint takeover bid earlier this year.
Shares of Big Lots soared after the company posted better-than-expected earnings and comparable sales Friday morning.
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