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BUSINESS
October 28, 1998 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Southern California economy will slow next year as the Asian financial crisis dampens job growth, but the long-term prospects for the region remain bright, Cal State Fullerton predicted Tuesday. Employment growth in the area, for example, will dip from 155,500 new jobs, or 2.5%, this year to 122,100, or 1.9%, in 1999, said economist Anil Puri, who presented the school's annual economic forecast. In the four years after that, however, he predicted increases of at least 2.
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NEWS
January 18, 1998 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hollywood, which gave Southern California its glamorous image around the world, is rapidly moving from supporting player to star of the region's economy on the strength of exploding global demand for its movies, TV shows and new entertainment technologies.
BUSINESS
March 12, 2003 | Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writer
Southern California's economy has a split personality. One is gregarious. It likes out-of-town guests, selling goods to foreigners, dining, music and entertainment. But it's in the doldrums, depressed by geopolitical tensions and anemic national and global economies. The other looks inward, concerned about local merchants, health-care services and home sales.
BUSINESS
August 27, 1991 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While the nation's economy appears on its way to recovery, Southern California is expected to continue struggling this year and into 1992 as a result of more aerospace layoffs, a stagnating real estate market and business flight from the region. That forecast, issued Monday by the Economic Development Corp. of Los Angeles County, also projects sharp jumps in unemployment in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside counties in the next six months.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1988 | GEORGE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
Southern California as the 51st state? Don't count on it anytime soon. Still, the booming economy of the 10-county region will overshadow that of every other state--including New York--within two decades, according to a new study. The report, prepared by San Francisco-based Wells Fargo Bank, makes that projection even though it assumes that the growth of the Southern California economy will slow somewhat between now and the year 2010.
BUSINESS
January 2, 1989 | LINDA WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
The torrid pace of economic growth in Southern California is likely to cool in 1989 as defense spending shrinks and interest rates rise, economists predict. But the expected slowdown may do nothing more than bring the Southland's economic growth rate in line with that of the nation as a whole, they add. In recent years, Southern California's economy has grown significantly faster than the nation's.
BUSINESS
November 15, 1995 | JAMES FLANIGAN
It's being called the most important development of the next two decades for Southern California's economy. It promises to create 700,000 jobs and to generate billions of dollars in business development. Yet most people, if they've heard of it at all, are vague on just what the Alameda Corridor is.
BUSINESS
May 27, 1998 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Prosperity has returned at last to Southern California's economy. Now if only wisdom were to follow, we could be assured the region will fulfill its great potential in the years ahead. But the ballot initiatives for Tuesday's statewide primary election are characterized by argument and division, not wisdom. And that promises to reinforce a worrisome trend of bitter differences that constantly threatens progress in Southern California's economy.
NEWS
August 7, 1990 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hobbled by defense cutbacks, sharply reduced construction and other problems, Southern California's economy has become increasingly vulnerable to a recession, economists say. "If the nation heads toward a slump, we will feel it much more than in the past," said Goetz Wolff, a consultant to the Los Angeles Economic Roundtable, a business organization. And increasingly, a slump appears to be just where the nation is headed, some analysts say. U.S.
NEWS
June 6, 1992 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
McDonnell Douglas Corp. announced Friday that it will close its Torrance aircraft parts manufacturing plant next year and eliminate 2,000 jobs, a serious blow to the Southern California aerospace industry and a grim omen for economic rebuilding efforts following the Los Angeles riots.
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