LOS ANGELES — The bifurcated recovery between California's coastal and inland regions continues to be a drag on the state's economy, according to the UCLA Anderson Forecast's third quarterly report of 2013.

Anderson Forecast economists are predicting a "return to normalcy" for the U.S. economy with a caveat. While the economy will not be "normal" by historical standards, it will be noticeably better than in recent years. After growing 2.5% growth rate in the second quarter of 2013, the Forecast's economists predict real gross domestic product growth of 2.5% for the rest of the year, before rising to the historical 3% growth rate in 2014 and 2015.

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