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Economists see growth for Mass., but risks loom

The Massachusetts economy should grow modestly this year and slowly bring down unemployment - provided energy prices and the European debt crisis do not spin out of control, according to a group of leading local economists.

The economists, who constitute the editorial board of the quarterly economics journal MassBenchmarks, pointed to a number of improving indicators that suggest the economic recovery will remain on track. Unemployment is down, production is up, and the national economy is on the mend.

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