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  • Mass. loses its edge over US in economic growth

    The Boston Globe - 09/28/2012

    The Massachusetts economy, which had been expanding faster than the national average, thanks largely to the state’s strengths in technology and medical research, is now barely growing at all because of economic problems around the world, according to a group of nearly a dozen local economists.

    “It’s a little ugly,” said Northeastern University economist Alan Clayton-Matthews, senior contributing editor for MassBenchmarks, who predicted the Massachusetts economy would grow at a meager 1 percent in the third quarter of this year. “We are no longer growing faster than the nation.”