WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is unlikely to move quickly to tighten monetary policy in the wake of the weak report on economic growth issued Friday by the government, analysts said.

The Commerce Department said the economy grew at a puny 0.9% rate in the first quarter, revised down from last month's estimated gain of 1.9%. It was the slowest pace for gross domestic product growth in three years and a big comedown from the hearty growth of around 4% recorded in the last six months of 1992.

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