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As Fed plans to 'rise and hold,' new projections could show cost

As Fed plans to ‘rise and hold,’ new projections could show cost

WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – New projections from the U.S. Federal Reserve, released later this month, alongside an expected half-point hike in interest rates, could show that the target rate for the central bank is heading towards levels last seen on the eve of the 2007 financial crisis, and will also reveal policymakers’ best estimate …

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US retail sales increase steadily;  increase in GDP estimates in the fourth quarter

US retail sales increase steadily; increase in GDP estimates in the fourth quarter

Retail sales rise 1.3% in October Core retail sales increase 0.7%; September sales revised upwards Import prices fall for the fourth consecutive month Manufacturing production increased by 0.1%; previous months revised downwards WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales rose more than expected in October as households stepped up purchases of motor vehicles and …

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