Strong retail numbers, combined with last week's employment data, continue to indicate more growth in the coming months, according to Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Higher gas prices, a moderate slowdown in China, or a tick up in interest rates don't spell doom for the U.S. economy, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Given the recent trends in the data, housing will certainly be a positive contributor to GDP this quarter, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Improving residential real estate data could have a big impact on jobs and the recovery, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Lack of demand and investment elsewhere is keeping large companies on the hiring sidelines, say Morningstar's Bob Johnson and Vishnu Lekraj. Get their forecast for Friday's employment report.
Morningstar director of economic analysis Bob Johnson addresses recent sluggishness in the economy and makes the case for better growth in the second half of the year.
The U.S. economy has surged ahead of other major markets since 2009, but investors can't ignore the potential risk factors of a collapse elsewhere, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Recent lackluster spending data suggest the consumer is not as strong as some may believe, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
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The Fed's newfound economic optimism comes at a time when things are looking a little softer to me.
Economic metrics continued to be positive amid this week's see-saw market action.
To get GDP growth much in excess of 2% now will require a few breaks in weather, inflation, and Europe.
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