Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren, the lone dissenter from the Fed's plan this week to taper its bond purchases, said he isn't convinced the economy will improve next year.

"Like the committee, my assessment has brightened in recent months," Rosengren said Friday in a statement posted on the Boston Fed's website. "But, by the same token, I do not yet have sufficient confidence in this outlook to risk the removal of any monetary accommodation at this time."

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