Fed's Evans: U.S. Economy 'Firing On All Cylinders', Calls For 'Gradual' Fed Rate Rises

  • Quite Normal For Fed To Eventually Move To Restrictive Policy

  • Sees 3% GDP This Year, Closer To 2% In 2019, 2020

  • Sees Inflation Moving Over 2%, But Isn't Worried

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