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  1. Senate panel sets April 29 vote on Obama Fed picks
    BY MarketWatch 02:29 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON-- The Senate Banking Committee announced Thursday that it will hold a vote April 29 on whether to confirm President Barack Obama's three candidates to serve on the Federal Reserve Board. Obama has nominated Stanley Fischer to fill the role of Fed vice chairman and Lael Brainard, a former senior Treasury Department official, to be a governor. Obama has also renominated Fed Governor Jerome Powell to a second term on the board.

  2. BULLET: NEWS: US SENATE BANKING PANEL TO VOTE ON 3 FED.......
    BY Market News Intl Fixed Income Bullets 02:24 PM EDT

    NEWS: US SENATE BANKING PANEL TO VOTE ON 3 FED NOMINEES TUES

  3. BULLET: US: Senate Banking Comm to vote Apr 29 on Fed........
    BY Market News Intl Fixed Income Bullets 02:14 PM EDT

    US: Senate Banking Comm to vote Apr 29 on Fed nominees.

  4. Growth, Competitiveness Anchor Manufacturing Strategy Forum
    BY Market Wire 01:07 PM EDT

    04/24/14 -- More than 150 industrial leaders will gather at the Manufacturing Canada 2014 conference in Mississauga on May 8, to map out strategies for a more competitive Canadian manufacturing industry.

  5. Growth, Competitiveness Anchor Manufacturing Strategy Forum
    BY Market Wire 01:07 PM EDT

    04/24/14 -- More than 150 industrial leaders will gather at the Manufacturing Canada 2014 conference in Mississauga on May 8, to map out strategies for a more competitive Canadian manufacturing industry.

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Fidelity Viewpoints® and Analysis

With a new chair, the Fed looks prepared to continue its push to keep rates low.

Bonds are showing signs of strength after a challenging 2013, but expect volatility.

Shorter duration bonds may provide limited price volatility and varying levels of income.

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In general the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.) Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Unlike individual bonds, most bond funds do not have a maturity date, so avoiding losses caused by price volatility by holding them until maturity is not possible.

Lower-quality debt securities generally offer higher yields, but also involve greater risk of default or price changes due to potential changes in the credit quality of the issuer. Any fixed income security sold or redeemed prior to maturity may be subject to loss

The municipal market can be affected by adverse tax, legislative or political changes and the financial condition of the issuers of municipal securities. Interest income generated by municipal bonds is generally expected to be exempt from federal income taxes and, if the bonds are held by an investor resident in the state of issuance, state and local income taxes. Such interest income may be subject to federal and/or state alternative minimum taxes. Investing in municipal bonds for the purpose of generating tax-exempt income may not be appropriate for investors in all tax brackets. Generally, tax-exempt municipal securities are not appropriate holdings for tax advantaged accounts such as IRAs and 401(k)s.

Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact Fidelity for a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully.

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