Royce Funds' David Nadel discusses how non-U.S. cultures influence dividend payers, why Europe thrives on exports to emerging markets, and a growth story in Africa.
Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: falling sales for Wal-Mart, rising hopes for Google, and a tremendous jump in Japan.
We examine the possibility for higher normalized joblessness, the concerns over long-term unemployment, changes in job-sector composition, and what can possibly catalyze job growth.
Recent lackluster spending data suggest the consumer is not as strong as some may believe, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Holiday retail sales growth should decelerate this year as consumers' pent-up demand is tempered by uncertainty over the markets and stagnant wage growth, says Morningstar's R.J. Hottovy.
The labor market may not be as strong as ADP's December numbers suggest, but it's still on an upswing, say Morningstar's Bob Johnson and Vishnu Lekraj.
Economic growth in the current recovery has been about half of prior recoveries, but it's lasting longer, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson. Plus, get Bob's take on the 3Q GDP revision and his 4Q GDP outlook.
Job growth hasn't even been close to the rate needed to hit the Fed's target for unemployment below 8%, says Morningstar's Vishnu Lekraj.
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