Fed officials lean all ways on rate hikes, data in focus

April 16, 2015 8:59 PM

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Fed officials lean all ways on rate hikes, data in focus

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Federal Reserve officials on Thursday were again at public odds over when the U.S. central bank should start raising rates, underscoring the difficult task ahead for Fed Chair Janet Yellen as she tries to build consensus for a rate hike sometime later this year.

Increasingly it appears she may need to play tie-breaker on a committee split over whether the greater risk is in waiting too long to raise rates, or in pulling the trigger too soon.

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