Headline growth was better than expected, but an unsustainable boost from government spending and exports means the U.S. hasn't broken out of its slow-growth trends, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
The Bank of Japan's decision to accelerate asset purchases as the Fed is backing off means a strong dollar is likely here to stay, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Why this week's GDP wasn't quite as good as it looked. Plus: Hawkish hints from the Fed and earnings hits and misses.
Lower gas prices, an improving job market, and other factors should spur consumers to open their wallets, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
A slumping world economy and falling crude-oil prices may soon push gasoline below $3 a gallon, which is great news for consumers.
The market is rapidly reassessing the impact of slowing global growth on central bank policy, earnings, and currencies, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Mounting eurozone deflation worries and mixed U.S. data joined ongoing geopolitical concerns to distress the markets this week, says Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser.
Although the U.S. economy should continue to grow in the coming year, a weaker global economy could impact corporate earnings, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Higher prices and interest rates, tight access to credit, and low inventories conspired to curb housing market growth, but there is still life left, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Be on the lookout for revisions to August's lackluster report, plus the wage-growth data, when sizing up Friday's employment report for September, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .