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Morningstar Runs the Numbers

We take a numerical look through this week's Morningstar research. Plus, our most popular articles and videos for the week ended Aug. 5.

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Inspired by Harper's Index (with a tip of the hat to FiveThirtyEight's Significant Digits blog), Morningstar Runs the Numbers uses a numbers-based approach to highlight recent Morningstar research, along with some outside news stories.

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July's employment report came in well ahead of expectations with 255,000 jobs added, while the unemployment rate remained steady at 4.9%. Morningstar's Bob Johnson saw plenty to love in the report, but he had a few notes of caution:

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