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Gloomy 2015 forecast for Maryland economy, but there is beer
Gloomy 2015 forecast for Maryland economy, but there is beer

The state's economy is poised for a slowdown, a Towson University economist said Monday, pointing to weakness in the labor market that could continue for the next two years. "The opportunity to cry in one's beer is going to be present," said Daraius Irani, chief economist of Towson University's Regional Economic Studies Institute, which hosted its annual economic outlook conference Monday. "The economy is struggling." Irani wasn't joking about the beer. One bright spot highlighted at the conference is the state's craft beer brewing industry, which was on hand to offer attendees a taste. For the past few years, new breweries have been opening...

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