Real wage growth has been sluggish, but low inflation and a tightening job market could give it a kick.
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 .
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Slower growth in China will likely mean lower commodity prices--which, in turn, could stimulate the U.S. economy, 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 .
Broad-based hiring boosted last month's data but likely isn't a sign of sharply accelerating growth, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
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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 .