Powell backs more rate hikes as economy growing 'considerably stronger'

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The Eccles Building in Washington, D.C., which serves as the Federal Reserve System's headquarters.

(Worthy News) - The U.S. economy is running at a fast enough pace to justify continued interest rate increases, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday.

Powell is delivering his semiannual testimony to Congress this week, starting with an appearance Tuesday before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.

In remarks he provided ahead of a question-and-answer session, Powell painted a largely positive picture of the economy, which he said is expanding at an increasing pace and is being boosted by aggressive fiscal policy on Capitol Hill. [ Source: CNBNC (Read More...) ]

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