All Posts Tagged: GDP

U.S. Outlook: Flat start but stronger finish still in focus

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing Feb dip in consumer spending.

It has been another ham-handed start to the year, as two recent data points for February and March were downbeat indicators.

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U.S. Outlook: FOMC scales back rate hike expectations

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent drop in U.S. exports

This week the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) aligned its expectations for the Fed funds target rate lift-off more closely with the market’s.

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U.S. Outlook: Keeping the faith on the U.S. economy

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent consumer inflation trends, with consumer prices holding steady.

Despite the slight dip in real GDP in the fourth quarter (2.2%), the U.S. economy continues to perform in-line with our forecasts.

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Report: California regional economic outlook

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing jobs growth in CA by sector during 2014

We expect California’s labor market to continue its momentum, growing at an accelerated 2.4% in 2015 and 2.2% in 2016.

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