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Morningstar director of economic analysis Bob Johnson addresses recent sluggishness in the economy and makes the case for better growth in the second half of the year.
In Session 1 of the 2013 Morningstar Individual Investor Conference, Northern Trust's Katie Nixon, Charlie Bobrinskoy of Ariel, and Morningstar's Bob Johnson tackle today's macro questions on government policy, economic growth, inflation, and more.
There is some improvement, but uncertainty looms, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Friday's employment report will likely bring another good, but not great, headline number; however, workers should finally see some wage growth, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
After a disappointing year, the housing market should pick up some steam in 2015, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
The Fed will balance improving U.S. labor market data against continued low inflation and weak global growth in timing its first rate increase, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Late holiday hiring and an increase in restaurant sales should produce a better-than-expected jobs number, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Slower growth in China will likely mean lower commodity prices--which, in turn, could stimulate the U.S. economy, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
The country's economy and currency are in precipitous decline, but the U.S. economy should provide an engine for global growth, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .