News Summary: What's next for markets?

Associated Press Modified: August 31, 2012 at 5:46 pm •  Published: August 31, 2012

UH OH, EXCITEMENT: The coming weeks are full of events that could send the market soaring or plunging depending on the results.

BACK FROM VACATION: David Kelly, chief global strategist for J.P. Morgan Funds: "The most important thing is that all the Europeans come back from vacation in September. Unlike Americans, Europeans really take a vacation, and it's hard to have a European debt crisis if everybody is on vacation."

NEXT WEEK: The European Central Bank could detail plans to support the region's troubled countries at its meeting Thursday. The U.S. employment report comes out the next day.

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