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Regional economy to remain solid in 2017 but could slow after

STOCKTON — California’s economy is expected to maintain a “solid” 2.6 percent growth this year, say economists with the Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the…

Business forecast: Economy still growing but slower; Trump presents unknowns

Business forecast: Economy still growing but slower; Trump presents unknowns

STOCKTON — Business leaders have reason to be cautiously optimistic in 2017, largely because of strong consumer confidence and some positive signs from the global economy, local economists said Thursday.…

Consumer confidence hits 15-year high

WASHINGTON — American consumers are the most optimistic they’ve been since 2001. The consumer confidence index climbed to 113.7 in December, The Conference Board said Tuesday. That’s an increase from…

Business Forecast Conference to address economic, political trends

STOCKTON — Business owners and managers can get their first look at 2017’s economy and projections regarding the political landscape, Jan. 5, during the Business Forecast Conference, presented by the…

Fed raises interest rates

For just the second time in a decade, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter percent Wednesday. It signaled there could be additional increases next year as well.…

San Joaquin County job growth expected to outpace state’s

San Joaquin County job growth expected to outpace state’s

STOCKTON — Look for steady economic growth in California for the rest of the decade. That’s the message from University of the Pacific economists in the California and Metro Forecast…

Exports for Modesto, Stockton companies up

STOCKTON —  Exports for Modesto and Stockton-area companies in 2015 were up 10 percent, according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce. In fact, each city…

California’s new vehicle market sputters in first half or year

California’s new vehicle market sputters in first half or year

The new vehicle market sputtered in the second quarter of the year according to the California New Car Dealers Association. New vehicle registrations were up by just 1.8 percent in the…

New survey says workers have grim expectations for retirement

New survey says workers have grim expectations for retirement

LOS ANGELES — The expectations for American workers about their retirement is grim according to new research released by Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. The company released a new study…

Stockton chamber to host Annual Industrial & Technology BBQ

STOCKTON — The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce will host the 52nd Annual Industrial & Technology BBQ, Sept. 14 at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel. More than 300 business people…

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