Find out how the economy is faring at the local, regional and national levels in this special report.

  • Out of the woods, but still in the swamp

    Economic recovery broadened in April as consumer spending and industrial activity both continued to increase. Yet as the turmoil in Europe reminds, the economy may be out of the woods, but financial conditions remain swampy.

  • New home construction rises, wholesale prices dip

    WASHINGTON -- Construction of homes surged in April to the highest level in 18 months, fueled by buyers capitalizing on an expiring tax credit. Permits for new construction sank, signaling the rebound could fade.

  • Oil prices to remain low in near-term, but higher prices at pump ‘inevitable’

    A gas price spike is unlikely in the near term thanks to Europe’s debt troubles, but higher gas and oil prices are “inevitable” in the next few years as global demand grows, experts say.

  • San Diego business outlook

    The San Diego economy is no longer contracting and is now on a slow path toward recovery, according to a Daily Transcript survey sampling business leaders in San Diego County.

  • Mortgage delinquencies, foreclosures break records

    WASHINGTON -- The number of homeowners who missed at least one mortgage payment surged to a record in the first quarter of the year, a sign that the foreclosure crisis is far from over.

  • Consumer inflation vanishes, a boon for borrowers

    WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices fell in April for the first time in 13 months, giving the Federal Reserve more room to keep interest rates at historic lows to aid the economy. That's good news for borrowers, but not for savers.

  • Home building gain likely to fade with tax credit

    WASHINGTON -- Home construction rebounded last month to the highest level in 18 months as buyers capitalized on tax incentives. But now that those tax credits have expired, builders are scaling back.

  • Millions of jobs that were cut won't likely return

    WASHINGTON -- Fewer construction workers will be needed. Don't expect as many interior designers or advertising copywriters, either. Retailers will get by with leaner staffs.

  • Retailers prepare for consumer comeback

    NEW YORK -- Retailers are priming for a consumer comeback.

  • San Diego County Credit Union is the best fit for your financial needs

    San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally based, full-service financial institution with a successful track record of serving all of their customers’ financial needs. SDCCU is a safe, solid and sound place to save your funds, and anyone who lives or works in San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties is welcome to open an account. The credit union has 27 convenient branches located in Southern California and offers 24/7 online access to account information. SDCCU is well capitalized, with more than $4.8 billion in assets and a diverse membership of over 200,000. It offers checking accounts with direct deposit, no annual fee Visa credit cards, certificate and money market accounts, auto and home loans, an array of e-services and much more.

  • California Bank & Trust stays active in lending market

    There is little question that 2009 was one of the most difficult years in recent memory for both businesses and consumers alike. With 2009 now in the proverbial “rear-view mirror” and the first half of 2010 nearly gone, the economic outlook for San Diego is beginning to look more promising. Consumer confidence is improving and home prices are stabilizing. The difficult part of this economic recovery, however, remains the high unemployment rate. This too is stabilizing and should show signs of improvement later this year as recovery continues.

  • Loan demand rising as businesses take advantage of low interest rates, incentives

    Most San Diego lenders agree that loan demand has picked up since the beginning of the year, although some say it’s not entirely due to economic recovery reasons.

  • Real estate unlikely to pull region out of deep recession

    Real estate is unlikely to pull the region out of its deep economic funk, but some local experts are “cautiously optimistic” about housing supply and pricing stability as well as a slight uptick in other key commercial and industrial market indicators.

  • Consumer spending, leading economic indicators point to slow recovery

    You really have to give the American consumer a lot of credit. With Europe in turmoil, housing still a question, the job market struggling to make up lost ground, and major Wall Street firms under investigation, you would think they’d be hunkering down.

  • San Diego unemployment picture improving, but job market remains competitive

    The outlook on San Diego unemployment is much brighter than it has been in months, with one caveat -- any decline in the unemployment rate will be at a crawl.

  • Local experts say Europe’s debt crisis to have minimal effect on San Diego

    Fallout from Europe’s debt troubles will touch the United States and the San Diego economy, but its effects will be minimal, most economists and local business professionals agreed.

San Diego Economy

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Economy videos

KTU+A's Michael Singleton on Landscape Architecture Month, Daily Transcript roundtable

KTU+A Principal Michael Singleton talks about his landscape architecture firm's practice and discusses a roundtable KTU+A is sponsoring at The Daily Transcript on April 22 that will look at the concept of "complete streets." 

National News

  • New home construction rises, wholesale prices dip

    WASHINGTON -- Construction of homes surged in April to the highest level in 18 months, fueled by buyers capitalizing on an expiring tax credit. Permits for new construction sank, signaling the rebound could fade.

  • Mortgage delinquencies, foreclosures break records

    WASHINGTON -- The number of homeowners who missed at least one mortgage payment surged to a record in the first quarter of the year, a sign that the foreclosure crisis is far from over.

  • Consumer inflation vanishes, a boon for borrowers

    WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices fell in April for the first time in 13 months, giving the Federal Reserve more room to keep interest rates at historic lows to aid the economy. That's good news for borrowers, but not for savers.

  • Home building gain likely to fade with tax credit

    WASHINGTON -- Home construction rebounded last month to the highest level in 18 months as buyers capitalized on tax incentives. But now that those tax credits have expired, builders are scaling back.

  • Millions of jobs that were cut won't likely return

    WASHINGTON -- Fewer construction workers will be needed. Don't expect as many interior designers or advertising copywriters, either. Retailers will get by with leaner staffs.

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