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Marginal if Fed hikes 3 or 4 times this year: Mester

The U.S. Federal Reserve will continue to gradually normalise policy and whether it raises rates three or four times this year is a marginal issue, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester told German newspaper Boersen Zeitung.

UPDATE 1-Brazil, truckers to hold talks on ending fuel protests

The Brazilian government and a group representing truck drivers were due to meet on Wednesday to try to negotiate an end to trucker protests this week over diesel prices that have affected transportation of goods ranging from auto parts to animal feed.


Ex-Trump campaign chief seeks to suppress evidence seized by FBI

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is asking a federal judge on Wednesday to suppress evidence seized by FBI agents working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller, saying they violated the U.S. Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches and seizures.