Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: Fed's $40 billion bond buys in question, Wal-Mart's worrisome 1% same-store sales growth, and more.
Morningstar's Bob Johnson gives his take on recent disappointing retail and housing data, as well as higher gasoline prices and Fed stimulus worries.
Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser unpacks announcements this week from the Fed, a faded blue chip, a struggling bookseller, and more.
Morningstar director of economic analysis Bob Johnson will be keeping a close eye on these potential headwinds in the year ahead.
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