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How 2% became the target for inflation

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AP Macro gets a makeover

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A man passes by the foreign currencies board of a bureau de change in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 1, 2010. VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The rumbles of a reverse currency war

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Jerome Powell, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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A sign for the China Evergrande Centre, the Hong Kong home for China Evergrande Group, is shown last week. Fears of a debt default at the property developer sparked a global stock market sell-off on Monday. Peter Parks/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A Chinese Real Estate Company Is Walloping Your Stocks. Here's Why

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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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Esther George (center), president of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, speaks as Shawn Sebastian (right), field director of the Fed Up coalition, listens Thursday during a meeting on the sidelines of an economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A New York Stock Exchange trader works on the floor on Dec. 17. Stocks rose nearly 300 points after the Federal Reserve announced it plans to begin raising interest rates next year. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Economy Weathers A Bad Winter And Other Storms To Finish 2014 Strong

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