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Fed seen holding rates steady as inflation watch continues

SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates unchanged this week, deferring any possible increase until September or December, as policymakers hold out for more evidence of a pickup in inflation.

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Daimler's MyTaxi to merge with Hailo to take on Uber: sources

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Junk-rated U.S. municipalities shine brighter with record low rates

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