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.
Wall Street's Bull is a two-year-old, more than 93 percent from its lows, but there's still a strong case to be made for the bull to run for a couple years more.
The markets have high expectations for the February employment report, even if economists are reluctant to go too far out on a limb after several months of big misses by the consensus forecasts. Traders differ.
The dollar should weaken further against the euro now that European interest rate hikes look inevitable, but the euro's gains may ultimately be limited if raising rates hurt the euro zone's weakest members.
The march towards Friday's jobs report has begun, and anything tied to employment is of big interest Thursday.
Consider this pairing: $5 gasoline and 5 percent mortgage rates. It could be a bad combination for the economy.
The oil markets seem to be calling the shots now, after investors on Tuesday shrugged off Bernanke's comments and a blow-out ISM manufacturing report.
The dramatic events in the Middle East and North Africa take a new turn every day, and it is a daily challenge for financial markets to assess a very uncertain future for the region.
The Institute for Supply Management manufacturing survey may be a positive harbinger for Friday's February employment report, but it also contains another warning that inflation may be picking up. The survey's employment index, in fact, was at its highest level since 1973.
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.
Patti Domm is CNBC Executive Editor, News, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy.
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