Morningstar's Bob Johnson gives his take on recent disappointing retail and housing data, as well as higher gasoline prices and Fed stimulus worries.
Several opposing factors were at play in January's retail sales report, but a broader view suggests consumers are still hanging in there, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Doug Shadel of the AARP provides a detailed outline of common scams and tactics con men use, reasons investors fall for them, and tips so that you don't become a victim of financial fraud yourself.
We're expecting about 200,000 new private-sector jobs in January, but keep an eye on retail, finance, and government hiring.
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