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Pentagon may cut furloughs by half, but DC economy still suffering

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The Pentagon may lower the number of mandatory furlough days it's requiring employees to take, but the Washington, D.C., economy will see little relief if it does, says a leading regional economist. As the Defense Department grappled with mandatory spending cuts, it has reduced the number of planned furlough days from 22 to 11, with the possibility of further reductions. Pentagon officials told...

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