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Summary: Amidst patchy "soft" survey data from regional Feds (and Markit PMIs), economic growth is on reasonably solid footing and there is increased evidence of supply-side improvement. Productivity data could look meaningfully better in Q2 and Q3 as a result of capital deepening: expanded real fixed capital formation in structures and equipment relative to employment.