Budget impasse could affect area businesses

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Posted: February 22, 2013

The Winchester Star

Golden Seal Enterprises President and CEO Frank Phillips, assisting student Joseph Rich of High View, W.Va., at his shooting range, said pending cuts could hurt his firm as 60 percent of his business is connected to the federal government. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Golden Seal Enterprises President and CEO Frank Phillips, at his Frederick County business Thursday, said he’s concerned a sequester could impair his company’s growth this year. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — At the beginning of the year, Congress delayed a $1.2 trillion federal budget reduction over 10 years, but the cuts are scheduled to start taking effect March 1.

The cutback in federal...



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