Anxiety grips state's economy
Travel and tourism
With stock market losses hitting companies and family savings accounts, travel industry specialists said expensive vacations and business trips may begin to fall off. Airline traffic is up nearly 3 percent over last year, but given the recent turn of events, analysts predict it will be flat by the end of the year.
Leisure travel will also probably take a hit, said Patrick Moscaritolo, president of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, who said he no longer thinks tourist visits this year will top prerecession levels.