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Fed Likely to Raise Rates By Year’s End If ‘Economy Evolves’ As Expected

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*+-In both hearings, Yellen addressed the subject of the much-anticipated federal funds range increase; Thursday before the Senate Banking Committee, she reiterated that more economic improvement, particularly in the labor market, is needed along with confidence that the objective of 2 percent inflation can be met over the medium term. She said the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) would determine on a meeting-by-meeting basis if progress toward that goal is sufficient enough to raise the rates.

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Congressional Hearings to Cover Economy, Monetary Policy, and Agencies’ Activities

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*+-On Wednesday, July 15, the House Financial Services Committee will receive the testimony of Fed Chair Janet Yellen in a full Committee hearing titled "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy." Chair Yellen will update the Committee on the progress of the economy toward meeting the four benchmarks for the economy as set by the Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act (Humphrey Hawkins) Act of 1978.

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Inflation Rate and International Developments Are Areas of Economic Uncertainty

Money

*+-Rosengren said slack in the labor market, or excess supply, may exist despite the recent decline of the unemployment rate to 5.3 percent, which may be a reason why the inflation rate remains subdued. The employment-to-population ratio may be evidence of slack in the labor market, though some of the slack can be attributed to changes in demographics, according to the Boston Fed.

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