US rebound likely later this year-McDonough,Moskow

The U.S. economy is not contracting and will likely stage a rebound from its current weakness later in 2001, two Federal Reserve officials said on Mar 8, 2001, less than two weeks before the central bank's next interest rate meeting.

New York Fed President William McDonough and Chicago Fed chief Michael Moskow, in separate speeches on separate continents, said nothing to derail analyst expectations for a hefty half-percentage point cut in short-term interest rates at the central bank's next me

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