Barkin's speech out early

The speech is similar to his talk on January 4.

The headlines were scheduled to come out at 1335 GMT. There is a Q&A which will start shortly.

  • Core growth is only in the 1.9% range

  • Productivity slowdown is real, due partly to business underinvestment

  • Hears concern partly driven by trade, politics, market, margin pressure

  • Hears concerns about how long growth can continue