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A Budding Trade War Could Harm a Growing U.S. and California Economy

By Deborah Belgum | July 5, 2018

Despite rumblings of a trade war, the U.S. economy is marching forward at a nice pace as the U.S. unemployment rate hits a low not seen for almost 50 years.

How Missteps in Trade Could Flip the U.S. Economy

Trade and tariffs could be the make or break factors when it comes to growth of the U.S. economy.

Jobs in the Creative Industries Take a Big Step Forward in California

Over the past five years, the creative economy in California has seen a growth spurt as more jobs have been added in the sector’s core areas of entertainment, fashion and publishing.

Jobs in the Creative Industries Take a Big Step Forward in California

Creative jobs in California and Los Angeles County continue to grow as the economy holds strong.

Bumps Along the Way Don’t Deter U.S. Economy

Lately, the apparel and retail world has been centered around three Ts: taxes, tariffs and trade.

The UCLA Anderson Forecast Sees Big Changes in Store for U.S. Economy

Last year, President Trump had just taken office and the economy was slowly slogging forward as unemployment rates dropped steadily, inflation was modest and interest rates were changing every so slightly.

The UCLA Anderson Forecast Sees Big Changes in Store for U.S. Economy Through 2020

Business investment is going to be driving the bus this year.

California’s Economy Will Continue to Outshine Most of the United States

The California economy has been going gangbusters over the past few years and should continue to march along nicely over the next two years.

California’s Economy Will Continue to Outshine Most of the U.S.

California, with its technology, aerospace and entertainment industries, will continue to outdo the rest of the United States.

What’s in Store for the Factoring Business With Fewer Stores on the Retail Landscape?

The retail boneyard is piled high with store doors that closed last year, and many more may be on the way.

Booming Economy in 2018 Means Smart Retailers Will Profit

With tax cuts in place and unemployment at a record low, 2018 is shaping up to be a banner year for the economy.

2017 Economic Retrospective

The stock market is at an all-time high. Unemployment rates have hit rock bottom, and Southern California housing prices have surpassed their all-time high in 2009.

UCLA Economists Predict a Healthy 2018 With Clouds on the Horizon

UCLA economists are optimistic about the U.S. economy in 2018 and then see it cooling in 2019.

True Religion Exits Bankruptcy With Smaller Footprint

True Religion, the Los Angeles company whose jeans were constantly being knocked off by Chinese counterfeiters when the label was a must-have brand, exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a smaller retail footprint and cash to move forward.

Nicholas Nunnari Joining CIT’s West Coast Office

CIT named Nicholas Nunnari vice president and business development officer for the company’s commercial services team in Los Angeles under the direction of CIT Western Regional Manager Darrin Beer.

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