Fed's Global Concern Signals Barriers to Next Rate Increase

  • FOMC focuses on three risks as it adopts a patient stance
  • Risk-management policy focus produces broad consensus

Fed Minutes Confirm World Is a Factor: Flanders

Federal Reserve officials last month held a vibrant debate that pitted the steady U.S. expansion against heightened global risks and reached a broad agreement on a go-slow strategy that reduced the odds of a rate increase in the first half of the year.

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