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Retail sales dip as holidays loom

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National retail sales took slight drop during the end of October, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Index. For the week that ended Saturday, sales declined 0.6 percent compared with a 0.4 percent drop the week before, according to the council. …

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IE manufacturing shows modest growth

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Manufacturing continued to grow – barely – in the Inland Empire during October, The purchasing manager’s index for the two-county region last month was 50.7,  just enough to register a growing manufacturing sector, according to the data released Friday by the Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis at California …

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Inland economy expected to grow only slightly

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The Inland Empire’s economy will experience only modest growth this year and the next two years, according to a local economist. The two-county region’s gross domestic product – the sum total of all goods and services produced there – should grow two percent this year and three percent in 2014 and …

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Local manufacturing makes a small rebound

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Manufacturing in the Inland Empire perked up during September, breaking a two-month downturn, according to data released this week. The two-county region’s purchasing manager’s index – which measures the health of the manufacturing sector through several indicators, including new orders, inventory, production and deliveries – was 53.0 last month, according …

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Californian’s not sure about economy

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Consumer confidence in California dropped significantly during the second quarter, according to a survey.    The California Consumer Confidence Survey dropped six points during the second quarter of this year, to 93.9, according to a published report.    The survey, which is conducted every three months by Chapman University, recorded …

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