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Bay State economy may be flagging

Panel calls for further stimulus as data show ‘clear signs’ of slowing

The Massachusetts economy, like the nation’s, is showing “clear signs of slowing,’’ and unemployment remains “troublingly high,’’ according to a leading group of economists who called for additional federal stimulus to support the sputtering recovery.

Economists said the state’s high-tech industry, which has helped Massachusetts generate jobs and recover more quickly from the 2008 recession than the nation, will suffer in coming months as global demand for its products and services flatten, according to the analysis, released yesterday by the University of Massachusetts and published in the journal MassBenchmarks.

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