SIFMA's Economic Advisory Roundtable has lowered its 2014 U.S. growth forecast to 2.2% from 2.7%. "The forecast suggests that the falling budget deficit and emerging geopolitical risks could delay a rise in interest rates," said Diane Swonk, chairman of the roundtable and chief economist and managing director at Mesirow Financial Holdings. SIFMA's forecast for 2015 looks brighter with economic growth projected to be 3.1%. Read SIFMA's news release about the forecast.
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