US Central Bank Hikes Key Interest Rate Amid Weaker Than Expected Data

June 15, 2017 05:36 AM
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The U.S. central bank raised its benchmark interest rate Wednesday amid concerns about sluggish growth, a slowdown in consumer spending and low inflation. But the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve says the one-quarter of 1 percent increase in the federal funds rate demonstrates the committee's confidence in the overall health of the U.S. economy. Mil Arcega has more.