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US Fed Chief Backs Gradual Rise in Rates

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Despite concerns about low inflation in the United States, the head of the U.S. central bank says raising interest rates gradually would be the most appropriate policy stance for the Federal Reserve.

"It would be imprudent to keep monetary policy on hold until inflation is back to two percent," Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday, while speaking to the National Association for Business Economists (NABE) in Cleveland, Ohio.

Inflation, a sustained increase in the price of...

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