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Harker Joins Those at Fed Eager to Begin Tapering Discussion

  • Philadelphia Fed chief wants talk ‘sooner rather than later’
  • Dallas and Atlanta Fed presidents differ during Friday panel
Patrick Harker

Patrick Harker

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The Federal Reserve should get a conversation going on tapering its bond-purchase program “sooner rather than later,” Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker said, adding his voice to a growing minority of U.S. central bank officials signaling the process should begin sometime soon.