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US stocks trade mixed as Powell reiterates in testimony that inflation will pass

A trader blows bubble gum during the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on August 1, 2019, in New York City. Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images US stocks rallied on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated that inflation will pass.The benchmark S&P 500 index scaled close to all-time highs, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average also inched up. The Nasdaq composite fell slightly. The yield on the US 10-year Treasury slipped 6.1 basis points to 1.353%.The Fed chief said the US economic recovery still has further to go before the central bank considers tapering its asset purchases, according to prepared remarks ahead of his House Financial Services Committee testimony. Powell said the US job market "is still a ways off" from the prog...
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The government is pursuing’maximum employment’ for the first time. Here’s how it differs from’full employment’ and the risks it brings.

The Fed is targeting "maximum" employment over "full" employment in a major shift for the US economy. The new goal aims to bring forth a more equitable rebound, particularly for minorities and low-income households. This focus tests how many Americans can be hired before an inflationary spiral is set off. See more stories on Insider's business page. Maximum employment. Full employment. They may seem to be similar phrases, but they are dramatically different, in ways that could shape the US economy long after the pandemic ends.After decades of adhering to an agreed-upon employment threshold called full employment, the ...
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Jerome Powell says Fed is shifting to a more relaxed approach to fight inflation

Article contentFederal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell announced a new approach to monetary policy Thursday that takes a more relaxed stance on inflation and on its view of how low US unemployment can go.Powell said the Fed will seek inflation that averages 2 per cent over time, a step that implies allowing for price pressures to overshoot after periods of weakness. Its shift on maximum employment will allow labor-market gains to run more broadly."Our revised statement emphasizes that maximum employment is a broad-based and inclusive goal," Powell said in a speech delivered virtually for the central bank's annual policy symposium traditionally held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. "This change reflects our appreciation for the benefits of a strong labor market, particularly for many in low- and mo...