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Fed Officials Ponder Jobs, Inflation and Interest Rates

Top officials of the U.S. central bank are gathered in Washington, D.C., for two days of meetings to consider how soon and how much to raise the key interest rate. Most economists predict the U.S. Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at the record-low levels where they have been since 2008 when officials tried to ease the financial crisis by stimulating the economy with inexpensive loans. Many experts now say the Fed is likely to make the first rate hike at a meeting scheduled in...

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