Fed officials differ on outlook for US economy

Federal Reserve

Several Federal Reserve leaders have given public speeches in recent weeks, taking differing stances on the outlook for the economy, key indicators and the main risks.

In its bi-annual report to Congress in the last week of February, the Fed gave a mixed view of the economy’s prospects, noting an improvement in growth but sluggish recovery in employment rates. The Fed maintained interest rates and asset purchases at their previous rates at its January 2021 meeting.

Numerous Fed leaders have

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