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Fed’s Mester prefers a bit quicker U.S. rate-hike pace http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fed-mester-idUSKBN0UH0QO20160104 Markets | Sun Jan 3, 2016 10:36pm EST SAN FRANCISCO | By Jonathan Spicer and Ann Saphir Reuters/Lucas Jackson One of the Federal Reserve’s hawkish officials said on Sunday that while she prefers a slightly more aggressive approach, she is not opposed to her colleagues’… Read more »

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Fed Raises Rates After Seven Years Near Zero, Expects ‘Gradual’ Tightening Path Wall Street Journal (12/17/15) Jon Hilsenrath; Ben Leubsdorf The U.S. Federal Reserve yesterday announced it will increase interest rates. Fed officials plan to increase the benchmark federal-funds rate from near zero to between 0.25% and 0.5%, and will adjust their strategy as they… Read more »