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Solid start to holiday shopping season

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Just under 190 million U.S. consumers shopped at least once from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, a record, the National Retail Federation announced Wednesday. That was a 14 percent increase compared with last year, when nearly 168 million people went shopping during that five-day period, the federation reported, citing data …

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Holiday spending expected to stay strong

Retailers expect a solid holiday shopping season in 2015

Consumer spending should stay strong during the holiday season despite uncertainty about international trade and a slowdown in the global economy, according to the world’s largest commercial real estate brokerage. Sales are expected to grow approximately three to four percent year-over-year, with e-commerce sales expected to grow by 11 to …

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IE manufacturing stays above water

Inland manufacturing slips

The Inland Empire’s manufacturing sector in November grew for the second consecutive month, according to data. The region’s purchasing managers index was 52.1 last month, down from 54 in October but still above the 50 benchmark that determines whether manufacturing is growing or sinking, the latest monthly report from the …

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Report: IE business activity outdoes U.S.

For the second consecutive quarter, the Inland Empire outdid the nation in business performance, according to a recent report. During the third quarter, business activity in Riverside and San Bernardino counties rose 2.3 percent year-over-year, compared with 1.9 percent growth in the gross domestic product, according to the UC Riverside …

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Inland manufacturing back on good side of the ledger …. for now

The Inland Empire’s manufacturing sector has once again bounced back for a bad month. The region’s purchasing managers index was 54 in October, comfortably above the benchmark that determines whether that sector is expanding or contracting, according to the Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis at Cal State San …

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Forecast: IE economy to keep growing

The Inland Empire economy will keep growing through 2020, although at a slower pace than it has expanded recently, according to a recent forecast. The Inland region, which is operating at full employment, is being driven by especially strong job growth in health care and logistics, the UC Riverside School …

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