WASHINGTON — St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said Wednesday he remains concerned about continued low inflation, since there is no good reason for it, and said no one is sure at this point whether the Fed might begin to taper its asset purchase program in December.

During an interview-style discussion at a conference in Chicago, Bullard also said he remains optimistic about the growth prospects for next year, since factors that have been hindering the recovery seem to be disappearing.

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