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  • Consumer gives holiday shopping season a big start

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Retail sales rose for a fifth straight month in November, suggesting a strong holiday shopping season and raising hopes that consumers will boost the economy in the coming months.

  • Tax-cut plan eases pressure on Bernanke and Fed

    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve last month absorbed a wave of criticism for announcing it will buy $600 billion in Treasury bonds to try to revitalize the economy. It won't help, critics said.

  • Dollar falls broadly as traders take riskier bets

    NEW YORK -- The dollar dropped against most major currencies Monday as traders shifted into riskier bets including stocks, the euro and currencies linked to commodity exporters.

  • Oil prices settle higher after OPEC meeting

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Oil resumed its march to $90 a barrel on Monday, promising to bring retail gasoline prices along for the ride.

  • Americans' wealth grows, lifting hopes for economy

    WASHINGTON -- Gradually but steadily, Americans are recovering their vast loss of wealth from the recession, thanks to larger stock portfolios.

  • Fewer homeowners underwater in the third quarter

    NEW YORK -- The number of homeowners who owe more than their houses are worth fell for the third straight quarter this summer.

  • Economic roundtable views 2011 as hopeful but mixed across sectors

    On Dec. 10, a group of business and economic leaders discussed the economic prospects for 2011 for the San Diego region. Led by George Chamberlin, the panelists included Lynn Reaser, chief economist of Point Loma Nazarene University; Rear Adm. William French, commander, Navy Region Southwest; Chris Hess, vice president of operations for Lusardi Construction; Mike Mellace, CEO of Mellace Brands; Joye Blount, vice president of U.S. Bank; and Gary London, president of the London Group Realty Advisors. While considerable headwinds remain for the economic vitality of the San Diego region, on balance the panel saw some positive prospects and opportunities for 2011.

  • Businesses can get a holiday gift -- tax deductions

    NEW YORK -- Business owners get a gift from the government when they celebrate the holidays with employees and customers: tax deductions.

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    Lynn Reaser

  • Economists: Fed focuses on stability, not job growth, with quantitative easing

    The day after the mid-term elections in November this year, the Federal Reserve announced a $600 billion stimulus program. In essence, the Fed planned to print money to buy up Treasury bonds, which would help the lending market.

  • Local employment situation predicted to gradually improve in 2011

    Since the summer of 2010, San Diego County unemployment has hovered between 10 percent and 11 percent. Trends during the fall suggest a gradual improvement, with the percent unemployed inching down from 10.7 percent in September to 10.2 percent in October. But what about 2011? Will the New Year bring with it a chance to finally see unemployment dip below 10 percent for the first time since May 2009?

  • San Diego business outlook: Survey respondents expect slow recovery

    The San Diego economy is not looming on a double-dip recession, but expectations have solidified toward a rocky and slow path to full recovery, according to a Daily Transcript survey sampling business leaders in San Diego County.

  • Deficit commission proposal seen as starting point for debate

    The president’s bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform failed to achieve the supermajority vote it needed to push forward its aggressive plan to cut $3.8 trillion in government debt over the next 10 years.

  • Economists expect modest gains in 2011

    All around San Diego County there is evidence that 2011 will be a year of recovery for the region's economy. However, whether or not recovery becomes a reality depends on many factors.

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