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.
Tuesday's economic headlines should show that the third quarter grew at a slightly better rate than reported, but the Fed's view of next year is likely to be worse than its previous forecast.
Traders expect a short and sweet Thanksgiving week, where investors will be reluctant to make new bets and markets could actually trade quietly.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is expected to restate the Fed's case for its controversial quantitative easing policy in an early morning speech Friday, but he may not take on his most vocal critics.
A restructured General Motors rolls out its new stock at the NYSE Thursday, in another unwind of the government's bailout programs.
General Motors drives its massive IPO to market Wednesday, against a backdrop of worry about a China-led slowdown and the possible bailout of Ireland.
Some of the tight market correlations, where asset classes move in tandem, are showing signs of cracking.
It's back to basics for stocks in the coming week, as traders watch incoming economic data for signs that a pattern of better news continues.
Cisco's disappointing earnings news and the dollar could combine to be a drag on stocks Thursday.
Stocks could struggle to find firmer footing Wednesday, as the debate about the merits of more Fed easing continues to swirl.
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.
Names on the move ahead of the open.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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