Next Year’s Economy: What to Expect
(The Network Journal) — 2011 should be a happy new year for the U.S. economy, according to forecasts from mainstream economists, although their predictions over the past several years have been about as accurate as the local weatherman’s. Most economists predict growth in the range of 3 percent next year. The more optimistic ones see 4 percent. That’s a remarkably positive outlook compared to the past three years, but it’s not enough to push unemployment down much.