As the new year begins, most economists' annual forecasts are brimming with good cheer.
Just one example: Goldman Sachs’ forecasters wrote, "The economic news remains broadly encouraging."
And stock analysts are upbeat about the outlook for Wall Street.
At JPMorgan, they said the country is in the midst of "a classic bull market” that is not done running yet.
NPR's Marily Geewax joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the data behind the optimism.
This segment aired on January 1, 2014.