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Fed raises interest rates, leaves door open to another increase

Posted on AllSides July 26th, 2023
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The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday, citing still elevated inflation as a rationale for what is now the highest U.S. central bank policy rate in 16 years.

The rate hike, the Fed's 11th in its last 12 meetings, set the benchmark overnight interest rate in the 5.25%-5.50% range, and the accompanying policy statement left the door open to another increase.

"The (Federal Open Market) Committee will continue to assess additional information and its implications for monetary policy," the Fed said in...

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