Patti Domm is CNBC Markets 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 latest inflation data shows rising gasoline prices could start to pinch consumers and steal away any savings from the just-approved extension of the payroll tax cut.
Rising gasoline prices could bite into any savings from the expected extension of the payroll tax cut, but for now the higher costs could be somewhat offset by lower winter heating bills.
The Fed may not yet have made up its mind on another round of easing, but China and other foreign investors were already positioning for it late last year.
A warm winter is chilling natural gas prices. A huge supply glut and warmer than normal temperatures are keeping natural gas prices at decade lows. For that reason, analysts say the year's lows could be yet to come and prices could break down through the $2 per million BTUs level, sometime this spring, before heading higher.
Natural gas futures were higher Tuesday, but analyst say the year's low may be yet to be seen as abundant supply and a warm winter keep the pressure on prices. In fact, some analysts say the price could break $2 per million BTUs before it moves higher.
They are the royalty of the S&P 500 when it comes to dividends. Standard and Poor's provided a list of its "aristocrats," stocks with 25 years of dividend increasing history.
With 10 Dow records in a row, it wouldn't be a surprise if Wall Street's bull caught its breath in the near future.
These are the stocks posting the largest moves after the bell.
The U.S. exported a record amount of oil, topping a million barrels a day for a second week.
Several construction stocks did not fare well Thursday.
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