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Standoff in D.C. worries Boston Fed chief

The budget standoffs in Washington have the potential to derail the nation’s economic growth, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston said Wednesday.

Eric S. Rosengren, speaking in Vermont as the federal government shutdown entered its second day, said that the combination of a tepid economic recovery and prospects for damaging stalemates in Washington contributed to his decision to vote in favor of continuing the Fed’s stimulus efforts at the central bank’s policy meeting last month.

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