Any deal to avert the fiscal cliff will modestly hit the economy, but legislators won't allow the worst-case scenario--and subsequent recession--to happen, says Northern Trust chief economist Carl Tannenbaum.
Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser unpacks the week's M&A news and consumer data to see who's in a buying mood.
We're only asking for more concrete steps in Europe, a stable tax regime here at home, productive corporate cash deployment, more jobs, and mild inflation.
A slowdown in Asia could cause an even further drag on core Europe, especially export-dependent Germany, warns BlackRock's James Bristow.
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