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.
"We do expect to see a favorable report, a better one than we've seen in a long time," said Dean Maki of Barclay's Capital, who sees a gain of 170,000 jobs for November.
Stronger U.S. economic reports and signs the consumer is perking up has economists raising their tepid growth outlooks to slightly less tepid.
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.
Names on the move ahead of the open.
Analysts say they would not be surprised to see stocks take aim at January's lows in the week ahead.
For months we have watched energy, materials, and global industrials weaken on concerns about oil oversupply and slower global growth.
Hiring slowed substantially in January, but the fact that more people were working for higher pay signals strength.
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