WASHINGTON - The Clinton Administration is generally sticking to its midyear budget forecast that calls for moderate economic growth next year with slightly higher short-term interest rates, an administration official said yesterday.

The official, who did not wish to be identified, dismissed l report published this week in The Washington Post that said some administration officials are worried the economy will start to overheat next year and force up interest rates. "That definitely was something going off the reservation," the official said, "so you shouldn't be looking for much of a change there."

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