WASHINGTON — Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart, interviewed at Jackson Hole by CNBC, Friday said he personally could support a September beginning to tapering if the data holds up but, he said, there's not a lot of data between now and then and what's coming in so far does not support his outlook for a strong second-half performance.

"I'm confident in a continuation of this sort of moderate growth path," said Lockhart, who is not an FOMC voter this year or next. "The strong pickup in the second half and into 2014 is in my outlook, it's in my official forecast, but we're going to have to watch it very carefully."

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