Security Has Been and Will Remain Top Priority for Shopping Center& Mall Industry
Weekly Chain-Store Sales Rise in Latest Week -- Goldman/Retail Economist
Increasing employment and income data suggest that retail sales could accelerate even more from here.
Shopping center data hit new highs, auto sales broke all expectations in June despite strong headwinds, and pending home sales made one of their biggest jumps in the recovery.
A skills mismatch and lack of labor mobility could trouble the employment market.
Recent lackluster spending data suggest the consumer is not as strong as some may believe, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Why Morningstar's Bob Johnson is not the most optimistic guy on the street.
Lackluster ADP data suggest that August's mediocre job growth likely seeped into September, too, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
The report for December indicates that the economy is neither falling apart nor accelerating in any meaningful way, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Even amid market mood swings courtesy of the Fed, steadily rising employment offset weak manufacturing data.