US needs rate hikes this year, Fed’s Yellen says

Interest-rate hikes are essential to keeping the US economy healthy and on track, regardless of what taxation and spending policies are enacted by the Trump administration, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told senators. It is the economy's "solid progress" that is "driving our policy decisions," she said.

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