Fed vice chair is in the spotlight as markets seek clues about a rate increase

August 31, 2015 11:01 AM

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What once seemed a sure bet — that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in September — suddenly appears less certain after a wild week of stock market turbulence.

The market’s ride and how the Fed will react provide the backdrop for the annual high-profile economic conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

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