Growing corporate cash balances and slowing organic-growth opportunities could lead to increased deal volume this year even if economic uncertainty throttles some activity, says Morningstar's Bridget Freas.
We're expecting about 200,000 new private-sector jobs in January, but keep an eye on retail, finance, and government hiring.
Morningstar recently upgraded several companies' moat ratings, and global equity research director Heather Brilliant explains why.
Andrew Salata of the Social Security Administration describes how the do-over, voluntary suspension, and pick-and-choose strategies can help retirees maximize their lifetime benefits.
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