Fed Officials Signal Confidence in Economy as Liftoff Nears

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  • Dudley, Lockhart, Lacker and Mester all comment on FOMC policy
  • Lockhart says he's comfortable moving off zero rates soon

Federal Reserve officials talked up recent data on the U.S. economy and said it reinforced the case for raising interest rates, though they stopped short of committing to liftoff at their next meeting on Dec. 15-16.

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