Forecasters see a 1.1% increase in gross domestic product in the last half of the year, following a 3.9% drop in the first half, and expect 2.6% growth in the first half of 2010, according to the Livingston Survey, released yesterday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

The predictions are down from the previous survey, in which participants expected a 0.9% drop in the first half and 1.8% growth in the final two quarters of the year.

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