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Fed raises interest rates a quarter point, hints at pause in inflation fight

Posted on AllSides May 3rd, 2023
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The on Wednesday raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a point, but opened the door to a long-awaited pause in the most aggressive tightening campaign since the 1980s. The unanimous decision puts the key benchmark federal funds rate at a range of 5% to 5.25%, the highest since August 2007, from near zero a little more than one year ago. It marks the 10th consecutive rate increase aimed at combating high inflation. But policymakers signaled this rate increase could be the last for some time, suggesting that...

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