On Friday's Investor Beat, host Alison Southwick and Motley Fool analysts Charly Travers and Ron Gross dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

Friday's jobs report painted a rosy picture for housing and manufacturing, but the consumer still seems to be suffering -- and many stocks right along with it. In the lead story from today's Investor Beat, analysts Ron Gross and Charly Travers discuss investing opportunities while the economy continues its slow recovery.

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