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Fed Sets Up for Slower Rate Path at March Meeting

  • Fed officials focused on China, market turmoil and inflation
  • More stock declines, costlier credit adds up to a tightening
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Parsing Through the Minutes: How Many Rate Hikes in 2016?

Federal Reserve officials are already signaling why they might lower forecasts for growth, inflation and the path of future interest rates when they meet next month.

Minutes from the January Federal Open Market Committee meeting released Wednesday in Washington show that officials were worried about a series of drags and disruptions that are likely to derail their December projection of four rate increases this year.