The broad federal spending cuts that took effect this month can be expected to slow the economic rebound but won't reverse it, Negbenebor said.
"It is like a child that has pulled a tooth, and the new tooth is growing with pain," he said. "The sequestration will give us some pain, some bottlenecks. Once we get used to sequestration and adjust to the new course, then the economy will gradually pick up."
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