Fed chief speaks in Portland

Fed chief speaks in Portland

The Federal Reserve's San Francisco chief is giving his first public speech since June in Portland this morning.

It's a return trip for the Fed's John C. Williams, who last spoke in Portland less than four months ago.

At the time, Williams said continued economic gains could prompt the Fed to cut back bond purchases meant to stimulate recovery. He didn't attach a timeline to tapering, but said further improvement could lead to slowing the program by the end of the year.

Now many analysts expect the Fed to do just that and will be paying attention to any clues Williams' speech provides.

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