FOMC actions "have been needed, understood, and generally supported," according to Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Sandra Pianalto, but future action must be watched to insure "that we don't introduce more uncertainty and create problems that hamper our ability to provide a balancing weight to our economy if needed down the road."

Monetary policy cannot solve all the economic challenges the nation faces, Pianalto said in a speech in Florida, according to prepared text released by the Fed, "Further improvement in the economy will depend on improved confidence on the part of consumers and businesses."

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