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U.S. Federal Reserve raises rates, gives details on balance sheet reduction

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The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday for the second time in three months, citing continued U.S. economic growth and job market strength, and announced it would begin cutting its holdings of bonds and other securities this year.The decision lifted the U.S. central bank's benchmark lending rate by a quarter percentage point to a target range of 1.00 percent to 1.25 percent as it proceeds with its first tightening cycle in more than a decade.In its statement following a two-day meeting, the Fed's policy-setting committee indicated the economy had been expanding moderately, the ...

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 23:59 IST
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