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Fed Policymakers To Sit Tight On Rates, Debate If More Is Needed

Ahead of their policy-setting meeting this month, Federal Reserve policymakers have been pretty clear about two things: They are not itching to raise interest rates, but few among them are ready to declare victory, either.

And for now, even the Fed’s more hawkish policymakers are content to let the data play out, even as they monitor whether surprisingly strong consumer spending and a still-tight labor market could feed inflationary pressures.

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This post originally appeared on U.S. News & World Report.