Fed may need more aggressive interest rate hikes, Powell says

Posted on AllSides March 7th, 2023
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Cooling in the economy appears to have “partly reversed” based on recent data on jobs, consumer spending, production and inflation, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell told Congress on Tuesday, suggesting the central bank could keep raising interest rates more aggressively than expected just a few months ago.

“The latest economic data have come in stronger than expected, which suggests that the ultimate level of interest rates is likely to be higher than previously anticipated,” Powell told the Senate Banking Committee. “If the totality of the data were to indicate that...

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