Thu, 17 Apr 2014
One of the biggest risks for the early retiree has been the rising cost of health care and the pressure on savings when health issues arise. The Affordable Care Act could reduce that risk.
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.
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 .
Market-driven rate declines and lower inflation should be an automatic stimulus to the economy, reducing the need for further Fed intervention, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
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