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Jason Stipp is director of Morningstar's individual investor products.

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Cliffs plus ceilings, the Fed plus tightening, and Google plus regulators are just some of the pairings that caught investors' interest this week.

Even if Congress can expediently pass Monday's compromise on tax rates, big hurdles on entitlements, the debt ceiling, and possible further tax-code revisions await, says Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser.

Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser highlights some must-dos in 2013 for banks, Blackberry devices, frazzled investors, and corporate America's balance sheets.

A doubling in housing starts off the bottom coupled with several knock-on effects from a stronger home market will give the economy a sustainable--but not explosive--boost, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.

We're only asking for more concrete steps in Europe, a stable tax regime here at home, productive corporate cash deployment, more jobs, and mild inflation.

Some economists believe that recent, noisy data indicate a recession for the U.S. economy, but Morningstar' Bob Johnson says, not so fast.

Berkshire, Bernanke, and others revealed further details on their purchase plans this week.

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.

Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser unpacks the week's M&A news and consumer data to see who's in a buying mood.

There's no shortage of concerns for investors, but a recent reprieve in Europe, decent domestic growth (relatively speaking), double-digit stock gains, and a reviving housing market are worth an ounce of appreciation.

Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser sizes up the progress and potential roadblocks of the Window 8 launch, Bernanke's housing stimulus efforts, Buffett's succession plans, and more.

Morningstar's Heather Brilliant says better revenue opportunities exist in the U.S. now than in foreign markets, and investors should demand discounts for firms with large non-U.S. sales footprints.

Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser sizes up the scenarios on the fiscal cliff, health-care reform, Fed policy, bank regulation, and more following this week's election.

Markets editor Jeremy Glaser examines how hurricane cleanup may impact the insurance and energy sectors, what a senior leadership cleanup at Apple means for the firm, and more.

Solid October employment gains along with upward revisions to prior months show a job market approaching what we'd typically expect for an economic recovery, say Morningstar's Bob Johnson and Vishnu Lekraj.

Though the storm will subtract from fourth-quarter GDP, the rebuilding process could have a mild stimulative effect over time, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.

The editors of Morningstar's investing newsletters discuss key trends among stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, and dividend payers, and offer their top ideas for 2013 and beyond in this video exclusive for Premium Members.

This is not the kind of earnings season investors have gotten used to, but some companies are faring better than others.

Earnings disappointments so far have largely been tied to overseas--not U.S.--weakness, as well as sector-specific issues, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.

Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser digs into Microsoft's weak quarter, Google's unwelcome surprises, and brick-and-mortar retailers' continuing battle against their cyber rivals.

Though dividend payments in the U.S. have been lackluster for years, recent trends, particularly in the tech sector, could turn the tide, says Sanibel Captiva Investment Advisers' Pat Dorsey.