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All eyes on the Fed this week

Wall Street fixes its gaze on the US Federal Reserve, which could, on Thursday, increase interest rates for the first time in more than 9 years

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"I believe that Wall Street is better prepared for a market event than it was in 2008, partially as a result of regulation but, more importantly, as a result of experience." Arthur Levitt Jr, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. (Above) The US Federal Reserve Building in Washington, DC

New York

THE moment that Wall Street has long been dreading could happen this week.

The Federal Reserve on Thursday may increase interest rates for the first time in more than nine years. A rise would be the beginning of the end of a monetary stimulus policy that lifted stock and

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