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The Dow ticked higher in its attempt to log its best record-setting streak in three decades, but the broader equity market struggled Wednesday as the Federal Reserve minutes implied that the central bank is comfortable with raising interest rates “fairly soon”.The Fed should be cautious “in anticipation of policy proposals that might not be enacted, or that, if enacted might turn out to have different consequences for economic activity and inflation than now anticipated”, the minutes said. “We still think the FOMC will go for a rate hike in March, which is not yet priced in, so we could see quite a bit of a setback towards $1,200 or below”.At the moment, economists are not expecting a rate hike until June. However, consumer spending for energy services declined markedly, reflecting unseasonably warm weather. French expats go mad for Macron as would-be president visits London
Hariri Monday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was a “more reassuring option” to govern Syria than the Islamic State. Ms Le Pen said: “I clearly explained that in the political picture the least bad option is the politically realistic”. 1 discussion, at which the US central bank voted to keep rates unchanged, showed many Fed policymakers said it may be appropriate to raise interest rates again “fairly soon” should jobs and inflation data come in line with expectations.A few officials noted that it might be appropriate to move “potentially at an upcoming meeting”, which would allow the central bank greater flexibility in responding to changes in economy.Economic growth is expected to improve in the first quarter of the year to more than a 2% annual rate, up from 1.9% in the fourth quarter of last year.Before the minutes were released Wednesday, investors indicated there was about an 18% chance of a March rate hike, according to the CME Group futures exchange. Kim Dotcom can be extradited, New Zealand High Court rules
However, the High Court ruled that Dotcom and others could be extradited on US fraud and racketeering charges. Speaking to the New Zealand Herald , Dotcom’s lawyer Ron Mansfield contested Justice Gilbert’s judgement. The Fed’s preferred inflation measure remains slightly below 2% but has been rising steadily.”Participants again emphasised their considerable uncertainty about the prospect for changes in fiscal and other government policies, as well as about the timing and magnitude of the net effects of such changes”, the minutes said. But some also perceived risks of slower growth from some of Trump’s proposals, presumably restrictions on trade. Interest-rate increases, meanwhile, tend to strengthen the dollar, which can make US exports costlier to buyers and hurt American manufacturers.At the same time, “many” policymakers “continue to see only modest risk” that the unemployment rate would substantially fall below the Fed’s target. After the financial crisis, the Fed bought $3.5 trillion in Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities in a campaign to hold down long-term interest rates. In the January statement the FOMC repeated that reinvestments would continue until rate normalization is “well under way”. Microsoft Releases KB4010250 to Patch Flash Player Vulnerabilities
The bug in question, noticed by Googler Mateusz Jurczyk, allows the hacker to gain access to the memory using EMF metafiles. Nonetheless, Microsoft still needs to act soon to beat the development of any advanced exploits that may happen anytime.

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