Fed pauses rate hikes for second time this year, but hints at another increase
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday held interest rates steady for the second time this year, pausing its tightening campaign to assess how the economy is faring in the face of higher borrowing costs.
The widely expected decision left interest rates unchanged at a range of 5.25% to 5.5%, the highest level since 2001. But policymakers also left the door open to an additional increase before the end of the year – and indicated that rates are likely to remain at peak levels longer than previously expected.
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