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SouthCoast Today coverage of MassBenchmarks 2.28.12 Bulletin

SouthCoast Today, the online companion of The Standard Times, the daily paper covering New Bedford and the surrounding region, posted an article on the recent MassBenchmarks summary of the Massachusetts economy. The state’s economy is expected to continue its overall modest growth, and unemployment will continue to fall slowly, but additional factors threaten recovery. Rising oil prices, lower household spending, looming federal budget cuts and the uncertain financial climate in Europe, the market for forty percent of the state’s exports, are all factors that cloud the optimism of economic analysts.

Read article: Mass. can expect modest growth, analysts say

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