California will continue to recover from its worst downturn in 60 years and the Mountain States will outpace the rest of the country in economic growth, but the Northeast will remain the weakest region in the nation, according to Fannie Mae.

David Berson, Fannie's chief economist, predicted during an economic forecast press conference Dec. 13 that the West would be the nation's strongest region, adding that no states were expected to be in recession in 1995.

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