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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 Board Chairman Jerome Powell faced questions before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday about the effects of President Trump's trade policies. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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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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A volunteer cleans up needles used for drug injection that were found at a homeless encampment in Everett, Wash., in November. Respondents in a Federal Reserve survey who knew someone who had been addicted to opioids were less likely to give the economy a favorable rating. Ted S. Warren/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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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies Tuesday before the House Financial Services Committee in Washington. "My personal outlook for the economy has strengthened since December," he said. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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New Fed Chief Sees Interest Rates Continuing To Rise As Economy Strengthens

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen waits for a hearing of the Joint Economic Committee in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 29, 2017. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Focus On Unemployment, Yellen Led Fed Through Tough Balancing Act

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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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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed a tax reform news conference on Capitol Hill last Thursday, alongside Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and representatives of small-business groups. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Is This The Right Time For a Big Tax Cut?

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Jerome Powell, nominated to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, testifies Tuesday during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Pick For Fed Signals Interest Rate Hike Likely Next Month

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Monday submitted her resignation from the Federal Reserve Board. Earlier this month, President Trump named Jerome Powell to be the next Fed chair. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Jerome Powell was nominated to the Federal Reserve Board by former President Barack Obama in 2012. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Picks Federal Reserve Insider Jerome Powell To Be Its Chairman

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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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President Trump could ask Janet Yellen to stay on as the Federal Reserve chair, but other names are also circulating. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Next Fed Chair Will Help Determine Pace Of Interest Rate Hikes

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Stanley Fischer, who is resigning as Federal Reserve vice chair, says releasing transcripts of Fed meetings immediately could inhibit frank discussions among policymakers. Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR hide caption

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Fed's Departing Vice Chair On Stocks, The Federal Debt And Transparency

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Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen says the process of unwinding the central bank's massive bond holdings will be gradual. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Fed's Unwinding Of Crisis Programs Expected To Push Up Interest Rates Very Gradually

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Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says the tax cuts proposed by President Trump could boost the budget deficit. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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In His Post-Fed Life, Bernanke Talks Taxes, Trump And Partisan Perceptions

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