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Fed presidents: European woes threaten U.S. economy

By   /  Thursday, May 3rd, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  1 Comment

The U.S. central bank, which has grown its balance sheet from the roughly $800 billion it held steady at for decades to almost $3 trillion in response to the country’s financial crisis, will have to navigate the unwinding of that balance sheet cautiously when the time comes. That was the view from the three Federal Read More →

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Watkins warns of shrinking Ventura County work force

By   /  Thursday, March 29th, 2012  /  Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Watkins warns of shrinking Ventura County work force

Bill Watkins’ usually dour outlook for California and the local economy is only getting gloomier. The chief economist at California Lutheran University’s Center for Economic Research and Forecasting said March 29 that his outlook a year ago — already pessimistic compared to that of his fellow forecasters — was “wrong, way wrong.” Ventura County lost Read More →

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Health care, tourism are protagonists in the tri-county recovery story

By   /  Friday, January 6th, 2012  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Health care, tourism are protagonists in the tri-county recovery story

Tourism, health care are the bright spots, while retail and housing are question marks.

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Forecast: Businesses, banks look for new models

By   /  Friday, January 6th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Forecast: Businesses, banks look for new models

The Tri-Counties starts 2012 with six fewer local banks than it had before the start of the financial crisis, and the local economy continues to stutter through a broader recovery. But area economists and finance insiders say the region is doing better than the rest of California, boosted by its tourism and technology sectors, and Read More →

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2012 forecast: CRE insiders look for steady rebound starting in new year

By   /  Friday, January 6th, 2012  /  Columns, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on 2012 forecast: CRE insiders look for steady rebound starting in new year

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Forecast: Tech boots up for 2012

By   /  Friday, January 6th, 2012  /  Features, Technology  /  Comments Off on Forecast: Tech boots up for 2012

The Tri-County technology sector is poised to remain a bright spot in 2012, adding jobs and attracting investment to the region.

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Forecast: Universities brace for budget cuts

By   /  Friday, January 6th, 2012  /  Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Forecast: Universities brace for budget cuts

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