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U.S. 2021 fiscal year shrinks from prior year's record, Treasury says

The U.S. budget deficit totaled $2.772 trillion during fiscal 2021, below the prior year's record shortfall but still reflecting a second straight year of massive spending to support households and businesses through the coronavirus pandemic, the Treasury Department said on Friday.

Fed's Daly: standing pat is right course for monetary policy now

San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President Mary Daly said on Friday that recent 'eye-popping' inflation readings are driven by supply chain breakdowns and will subside as COVID does, and the Fed's decision not to raise rates in response is the right one.

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