The expectation of another rate hike is turning community bankers into armchair economists, and their advice to the Federal Reserve Board is this: Slow down. TRENDLINE

Though the country's Main Street banks have by and large dealt handily with the rise in rates - many are benefiting greatly - the news last week from Alan Greenspan that the Federal Reserve Board will probably likely move to increase rates for the seventh time in a year was met with anxiety.

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