talking about the oil market, generally we're talking about central bankers. mario draghi, the most important man here in europe, saying that the banks here are safe despite investors' concerns, but he is ready to act. so, guys, i think a couple of reasons for u.s. investors to be optimistic today when they get in after the holiday weekend. back to you. >> optimism is good, julia chatterley, thank you so much. >>> a record setting night for the u.s. women's national soccer team and 23-year-old crystal dunn. to the cheers team usa wrapping up olympic qualifying in convincing fashion last night. dunn scored five goals in the 10-0 rout of puerto rico. it ties the national team record for ties in a single game. the u.s. women can wrap up a spot in the rio games with a win in the semifinal round in houston. >>> to college basketball and a look at the a.p. rankings released yesterday, villanova has 44 of 45 first place votes. and kansas is in second. oklahoma, iowa, north carolina round out the top five. the tar heels take on archrival duke tomorrow night in chapel hill that'll be a game.
amazing. next week we'll hear from ecb head mario draghi who speaks in brussels monday. we'll get japan's fourth quarter gdp and hear from big retailers including walmart later in the week. >>> the market plunged to start the year, has some investors wondering whether stocks are signaling recession. others say the economy is saying, no way. today people in the economy camp got a lift. we got data showing the consumer was alive and well last month as retail sales in january were stronger than expected. if stocks are warning recession, steve leishman tells us why the economy isn't playing ball. >> if you could cover one eye and block out the dismal stock market numbers, if you could look only at the economic data, you'd have no idea we're in the middle of some apocalyptic panic. the u.s. economic data has not been great but it's been good. good enough to contradict the view from the stock market that a recession is imminent. retail sales for january were a bit better than expected. helping confirm the early read that first quarter growth would show a modest bounceback from that weak fourth
concern that central bankers like janet yellen, like mario draghi in europe, some of these powerful central bankers just don't have the power that they did over the last few years of the bull market. usually they step into the rescue, they calm things down, they add some stimulus. there are some worries they are out of bullets and they just don't pack the same punch that we had and that's really adding to the overall gloom that we're seeing in the markets kind of throwing a tantrum again today. >> in summation if you were on twitter here is your hashta hashtag, #run for the hills. >> sara, thank you so much. >>> we've heard this about oil for some time, china for some time. europe for some time. we may have a tough economic downturn, something steve rattner has started to worry about the past couple weeks. worldwide a global recession. >> how that plays into the political situation. >> doesn't that just feed into -- >> we have an election that's being fueled by anxiety, anxiety about what's happening globally, internationally with isis, the terror threat, the chaos in the world. glo
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