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Will 2013 be better, or worse, for business?

As part of The Daily Transcript's special report on San Diego’s economy, we polled a number of local business leaders, each of whom participated in a roundtable discussion in 2012. We asked each business leader the following questions:

Stage is set for real recovery to emerge

Many years ago, legendary economist John Kenneth Galbraith said, "The function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable."

Travel, hospitality industry enjoyed robust growth in 2012

While the U.S. economy continues its anemic recovery, the travel and hospitality industry has enjoyed more robust growth. In San Diego, the sector continued to show modest improvement in the second half of 2012, but industry experts anticipate slower growth in 2013.

San Diego business outlook

The congressional stalemate over fiscal negotiations on taxation and spending, rising health care costs and California’s regulatory environment for businesses weigh down on the potential growth of San Diego’s economy, according to a Daily Transcript survey sampling business leaders in San Diego County.

San Diego 2013 outlook: Cutting through the fog

For some time, we have been using the metaphor of inclement and uncertain weather to describe what San Diego should see in 2013. The recent election served to “cut through the fog” in some respects, but significant crosswinds remain. While leaders from all sectors of our economy need to remain vigilant, we do expect further job gains in 2013, building on the recovery of the prior three years. In summary, 2013 is likely not an easy year, but it should be a better year.

Economist: Housing recovery like waiting for paint to dry

The housing market is anxiously waiting at the starting line for the gun to fire, and for buyers and sellers to start the race.

Sites once occupied by video stores find new life

While video stores are disappearing, the spaces they used to occupy are being reborn as everything from a Discount Tire store in Rancho Penasquitos to a Massage Envy outlet in University City.

As sequestration nears, companies hold on

While most companies are gearing up for their festive holiday parties this time of year, defense contractors are prepping for a Scrooge-worthy event.

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Roundtables

Uncertain economy will meet some bright spots in 2013

Local companies are finding positive signs amid the unknowns the nation faces in 2013.

Economy videos

Dr. Lynn Reaser on San Diego's economic outlook

Dec. 13, 2012 -- George Chamberlin and Dr. Lynn Reaser, chief economist at Point Loma Nazarene University's Fermanian Business & Economic Institute, discuss San Diego's economic outlook, the Federal Reserve board's recent meeting and more.

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