Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard who votes on policy this year, yesterday predicted U.S. growth will accelerate to 3.2 percent in 2013, a pace he said would allow the Federal Open Market Committee to consider slowing its bond buying after this spring from a rate of $85 billion a month.