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Yellen rebuffs pressure to hike rates as Fed gives economy room to run

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"We do not take politics into account in our decisions," says Ms Yellen.

Washington

FEDERAL Reserve chair Janet Yellen braved mounting opposition inside and outside the US central bank and delayed an interest-rate increase again to give the economy more room to run.

While agreeing that the case for a rate rise had strengthened, Ms Yellen on Wednesday

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