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Any doubt Fed will raise rates by 75 basis points next week is gone after hot U.S. inflation data

Market pricing in 20% chance of 100 basis point hike seen as ‘over the top,’ economist says Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell gives a press briefing at the start of the pandemic in 2020. ERIC BARADAT/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Any doubt that the Federal Reserve will raise its its benchmark interest rate by 0.75 percentage point next …

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Domestic fears of recession abate with a strong jobs report today

Today, the most important report of the week, the jobs report was released. Economists were expecting an additional 258,000 new jobs added last month. The Labor Department’s report revealed that the U.S. economy has had robust job growth last month adding over 500,000 jobs in July. The exceedingly strong numbers of today’s report diminish concerns …

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