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US economy may be entering 'new normal' after pandemic, says Jerome Powell

Powell and his colleagues are moving rapidly to reduce the highest inflation in nearly 40 years after being slow to spot the threat of broadening price pressures.

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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the US economy may be entering a “new normal” following disruptions from the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
“We continue to deal with an exceptionally unusual set of disruptions,” Powell told business and community leaders Friday at a Fed Listens event in Washington. “As policy makers we’re committed to using our tools to help see the economy through what has been a uniquely challenging period.

In his brief welcoming marks, Powell didn’t discuss the outlook for interest rates or offer more specifics on the economic

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First Published: Sep 24 2022 | 8:31 AM IST

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