Retail data still strong

Local economy tries to thwart recession

By John Loesing

The slumping Conejo Valley housing market can expect little relief in 2008, a stark contrast to the area's retail business environment, which continues to see signs of growth and prosperity, experts said last week at an economic forecast breakfast in Westlake Village.
Because commercial real estate builders, unlike their counterparts in the residential sector, did not add excessive inventory during t...

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