Thu, 11 Dec 2014
It's a balancing act for blended families.
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 .
Morningstar's Bob Johnson puts the $85 billion of spending cuts into short- and long-term perspective.
February's retail sales report showed that despite the payroll tax and higher gas prices , the consumer appears to be resilient right now, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
February's better-than-expected jobs report highlights the possibility that the Fed could end its expansionary policy as soon as this year, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
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.
Lower gas prices , an improving job market, and other factors should spur consumers to open their wallets, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
The U.S. government's contribution to GDP and the labor market will continue to shift going forward, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Friday's job report is unlikely to show that the payroll tax-cut expiration has thrown off the job market's slow but steady recovery, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
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