Braking Down The Noise

Fed Minutes Show Concerns of More Persistent High Inflation

Officials last month revised up their expectations of future interest rate increases and said labor markets would need to weaken

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WASHINGTON—Federal Reserve officials expressed concern at their meeting last month over the persistence of high inflation, underscoring their intention to continue raising interest rates in large steps despite the pain that could cause.

Policy makers revised higher their expectations for rate increases, though some signaled caution about overdoing them amid risks of economic and financial volatility, according to minutes of the Sept. 20-21 gathering released Wednesday.

 

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