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U.S. Growth Pace Slowing, Housing Flat; State Solutions Require Urgency, Patience

U.S. Outlook Looking back, 2018 was clearly a solid year for the U.S. economy, with vastly more positives than negatives to reflect on. The nation’s...

Record Economic Expansion Near; Housing Costs Dampen State’s Dynamism

U.S. Outlook Better Than Expected, But Not as Good as It Looks The stock market sell-off that began at the end of 2018, combined with certain...

California Economy Continues Growing; Some Declines Due to Ongoing Trade Wars

Fact Versus Fiction While still savoring the fact that the U.S. economy is in the midst of a record-breaking expansion, attention has suddenly shifted to...

U.S., State Economies Show Steady Growth; Political Rhetoric Disconnected from Reality

The Great Un-Recession When we look back at 2019 there will be plenty of negative memories—from the theatrics that have dominated national politics to the...

Overview of March Ballot Measure

Following is a brief summary of the measure that will appear on the March 3 Primary Election ballot. The reasons for the California Chamber...

No Slowdown Before the Election Hoedown

U.S. Economic Outlook This year’s Lunar New Year ushered in the Year of the Rat on the Chinese calendar. The past year, the Year of...

Post-COVID-19 Economy: Case for the ‘V’

Overview: Is Hysteria the New Normal? The good news is that the number of new, confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States has,...

Positive Indicators for U.S. Economy; California Growth Outpaces Nation

U.S.: Glass Still Half Full Worries about the U.S. economy have dominated news headlines since the start of 2016. There was weak headline growth in...

To ‘V’ or Not to ‘V,’ That is the Question…

The COVID-19 induced recession of 2020 began with the ferocity of an unexpected tsunami smashing onto the shore—one month the economy was fine, the...

U.S. Outlook About to Get Bumpy; State Initiatives Have Tax Implications

  The election that put Donald Trump in the White House in 2017 was a shock to the vast majority of pollsters who were predicting...

Overview of November Ballot Measures

Following are brief summaries of the measures that will appear on the November 3 General Election ballot. When the California Chamber of Commerce has...

U.S. Economic Expansion Continues, But Growth Surge May Be Temporary

The United States is currently in the midst of the second longest expansion in the nation’s history at 111 months and counting. In July...

Data Showing Balanced Growth Contrasts with Public Pessimism on State of Economy

  The 2018 midterm election is finally behind us, and proved to be just as dramatic as would befit today’s hyper-charged political environment. Moreover, the...