The Fed Rate Rise: Is the Wait Nearly Over?

Federal Reserve officials pivoted toward a December interest-rate increase, betting that further job gains will lead to higher inflation over time and allow them to close an unprecedented era of near-zero borrowing costs. The Federal Open Market Committee dropped a reference to global risks and referred to its “next meeting” on Dec. 15-16 as it discussed liftoff timing in a statement released Wednesday in Washington, preparing investors for the first rate rise since 2006.

Will Immigration Derail Merkel’s Reelection?
20:55 - Bloomberg’s Matt Miller discusses coming elections in Germany and the popularity of Angela Merkel. He speaks with Francine Lacqua on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)
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