Two regional Fed presidents differed Friday on CNBC about whether September would be the right time to begin to scale back the central bank's massive bond purchases, while a third one wouldn't say.
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, a voting member of the Fed's policy panel, said he didn't think there's any rush to taper. "I think we can afford to be very deliberate in our decision-making here."
But Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart said he'd support a move to start tapering next month, if the economic numbers between now and then confirm his perception that the economy is on a "moderate growth path."
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