From Brooke Edward’s article in the Victorville Daily Press:
The current economic situation is also a â€œperfect stormâ€ for a national recession said Manfred Keil with the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College and chair of the schoolâ€™s economics department.
…The National Bureau of Economic Research will then have to declare the recession for it to be official, Keil said. This group hasnâ€™t met yet, and so no decision has been issued. But both Husing and Keil said they feel certain the group will determine that the United States is in a recession, and will likely predate it back to December or January.