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Powell Says Fed Will Consider More-Aggressive Interest-Rate Increases to Reduce Inflation

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Powell’s message was more hawkish than his comments were after last week. “Hawks” typically support higher rates to stave off inflation, while “doves’ generally prefer lower rates. The Fed hasn’t raised its benchmark rate by a half-point since May 2000.
Published 10 months ago · Washington, United States

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