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Major U.S. stock indexes fell Friday as short-term Treasury yields exceeded those on long-term bonds, in what some analysts consider a sign that a recession may be coming. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on Feb. 26. "It may be some time before the outlook for jobs and inflation calls clearly for a change in policy," he said Wednesday. Kevin Wolf/AP hide caption

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In a speech to the Economic Club of New York on Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said interest rates are just below the range of estimates that would be "neutral" for the economy. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell, seen before a Senate committee hearing in July. The Fed announced another interest rate bump Wednesday on the strength of a healthy economy. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump answers a question during a Reuters interview in the Oval Office on Monday. The president again criticized the Fed for raising interest rates. Leah Millis/Reuters hide caption

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Led by Chairman Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve held steady with no rate increase, but it is expected to raise rates twice more by the end of the year. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump looks on as his nominee for Federal Reserve chairman, Jerome Powell, speaks at the White House on Nov. 2. On Thursday, Trump said he is "not thrilled" about Fed interest rate hikes. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Slams Interest Rate Hikes, Ignoring Hands-Off Tradition Toward Fed

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks before the Economic Club of Chicago on April 6. The central bank raised a key short-term rate by a quarter-point on Wednesday, the second increase this year. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Trader Edward Curran (right) works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. As Treasury yields topped 3 percent on Tuesday, the Dow Jones industrial average tumbled. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies during a Senate banking committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on March 1. This week, Powell presided over a Fed policy meeting for the first time since becoming chairman. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fed Raises Interest Rates Again As New Chairman Steps Into Spotlight

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Traders at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 666 points amid signs that interest rates are heading higher. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Dow Drops 666 Points In Sharp Sell-Off

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who will step down in February, has said she thinks the forces that have been holding inflation down are temporary and that she expects it will soon be on the rise again. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Fed Raises Interest Rates Again As Economy Rolls On

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President Trump hasn't said whether he will reappoint Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to a second term. He is expected to announce his decision Thursday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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