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MILITARY: Marine Corps cutting 6,000 troops in region

Mark Walker, NORTH COUNTY TIMES

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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A local economist said the gradual reduction should not hit local merchants too hard.
"It doesn't sound as bad as what we had feared," said Kelly Cunningham, an economist at National University System Institute for Policy Research in San Diego. "There will be impact seen in the spending of those Marines and their family, but we'll probably be able to absorb those cuts without too much impact."