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Fed lifts rates amid stronger inflation, drops crisis-era guidance

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By Howard Schneider and Jason LangeWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday, a move that was widely expected but still marked a milestone in the U.S. central bank's shift from policies used to battle the 2007-2009 financial crisis and recession.In raising its benchmark overnight lending rate a quarter of a percentage point to a range of 1.75 percent to 2 percent, the Fed dropped its pledge to keep rates low enough to stimulate the economy "for some time" and signalled it would tolerate inflation above its 2 percent target at least through 2020."The economy ...

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 01:58 IST