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Michigan defense sector could see jobs slashed

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The U.S. Capitol is pictured on the opening day of the 112th United States Congress in Washington, January 5, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
The U.S. Capitol is pictured on the opening day of the 112th United States Congress in Washington, January 5, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

DETROIT (WKZO) -- Defense-industry companies in the Metro Detroit area are bracing for possible job cuts.

Employers say that thousands of jobs could be lost if Congress and President Barack Obama don't reach a deal before the end of the year to prevent defense cuts.  If a deal is not reached, the Defense Department faces a 50 to 60-million-dollar cut in January.

Michigan's defense sector could see a loss of over 14-thousand-jobs.

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