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'93/'94 Year-End Review and Outlook : Industry Outlook : Continuing low-grade growth in the national economy, coupled with hopes for stability--if not expansion--in California, is the backdrop for the year in business. Here is an assessment of key industries' prospects.

January 02, 1994|JAMES F. PELTZ | This report was compiled by Times staff writer Donna K.H. Walters

AEROSPACE: The shrinkage will continue as cuts in Pentagon spending take their toll. Widespread layoffs, though not as severe as in the past three years, will continue among defense contractors. Cost-cutting will fuel gains in defense firms' profits. Meanwhile, commercial jet builders and suppliers face more rough sledding.

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