Fed Began Weighing Options For Rate Rise

The Federal Reserve has begun to discuss the tools it could use to finally pull back the extraordinary stimulus it's provided the U.S. economy since 2008. But Fed officials plan further discussions and have set no timetable for any increase in interest rates. Minutes of the Fed's April 29-30 meeting released Wednesday show that officials discussed how to unwind the support they've given the economy once they decide to begin raising the Fed's key short-term rate.

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