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Business and Economy

2013 Could Be the Economy's Breakthrough Year

Today, the University of New Hampshire Law School holds a public forum on our economic future.  The keynote speaker is Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody Analytics. 

The dominant issue in the Republican presidential primary is government spending.  Mark Zandi understands that concern, but in his view, the problems of Europe, home foreclosures and unemployment loom larger.

[Interview transcript forthcoming]

Mark Zandi is chief economist with Moody Analytics.  He predicts 2012 will look a lot like this year. So long as congress extends the payroll tax holiday, he thinks there will be modest growth and the chances are small of slipping into another recession.