Economic data from 2013, and especially strong
manufacturing, consumer spending and jobs data from the third
quarter, suggest the U.S. recovery is "proceeding steadily,"
Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher said in a letter
accompanying his bank's annual report, published Friday.
Fisher, who votes on Fed policy this year, is one of the U.S.
central bank's most hawkish policymakers, and wants the Fed to
wind down its bond-buying stimulus as quickly as possible.
Fed officials meet next week in Washington, and are expected to
continue to reduce the bond-buying program in light of a growing
(Reporting by Ann Saphir; editing by Chris Reese)
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