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WASHINGTON - JANUARY 22: The Federal Reserve building is seen January 22, 2008 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Fed at July meeting appeared to be moving closer to hike

Federal Reserve officials in their July discussions appeared to move closer to their first interest rate hike in nearly a decade but expressed wide-ranging concerns about wages, inflation and a significant slowdown in China.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains

The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but signaled Wednesday that it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before doing so.

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Janet Yellen
Janet Yellen (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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Yellen says Fed still on track to raise rates this year

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the Fed is on track to start raising interest rates later this year but expressed multiple concerns over headwinds that are still holding back the U.S. economy.

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen
Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen (Win McNamee, Getty Images)
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Fed officials still cautious in June about rate hikes

Federal Reserve policymakers last month saw signs that the economy was healing after its winter slump but still wanted more signs of improvement before they began raising interest rates.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen attends a Board of Governors meeting at the Federal Reserve in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen attends a Board of Governors meeting at the Federal Reserve in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Fed moving toward rate hike, but just when still unclear

The Federal Reserve took note Wednesday of a strengthening U.S. economy and appears on track to raise interest rates this year for the first time in nearly a decade.

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Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen
Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
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IMF – Fed should delay interest rate hike to 2016

The International Monetary Fund urged the Federal Reserve to wait until the first half of 2016 to start raising short-term interest rates because the U.S. economy remains subpar.

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (Photo by Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Yellen – 1st rate hike likely by year end if economy improves

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday she expects to begin raising interest rates later this year -- if the job market improves and the Fed is confident inflation will climb closer toward its target rate.

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Chairman of Federal Reserve Board Janet Yellen
Chairman of Federal Reserve Board Janet Yellen (Alex Wong, Getty Images)
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Fed minutes indicate June rate hike unlikely

Federal Reserve policymakers largely agreed when they met last month that June would be too early to start raising interest rates, as they debated whether the economy's winter weakness would fade or persist.

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen
Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen (Win McNamee, Getty Images)
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Investors will seek clues to timing of Fed’s first rate hike

Will a still-subpar economy and still-low inflation persuade the Federal Reserve to keep its key interest near zero until September -- or perhaps even longer?

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The Federal Reserve Building
The Federal Reserve Building in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Rate hike is likely this year, says Fed Vice Chair Fischer

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer says he expects the Fed to start raising interest rates sometime this year. Once that happens, though, rates won't likely move in any predictable pattern, he added.

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