SCRANTON, Pa. - The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said he expects the national economy to continue to grow at a pace of 2.5% to 3% for the rest of this year and through most of 1994.

Edward Boehne, president of the bank since 1981, gave a generally positive economic forecast for both the nation and northeastern Pennsylvania to a gathering of 100 business and banking leaders at the University of Scranton on Tuesday.

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