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Economist: Furloughs will take $2 billion bite from D.C. area economy

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Federal furloughs and decisions not to fill recently vacated positions will reduce income in the D.C. area by $2 billion over the course of this year, according to economist Stephen Fuller, director of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University. That income would have otherwise gone to locally based federal employees, and represents a 5 percent reduction in the $42 billion...

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