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Economists predict inflation, interest rates will stay high this year


( ) -q-17- UNDATED (Correspondent Jeremy House) “target of 2%.”

A new survey says the Federal Reserve will make only modest progress in its fight against inflation for the rest of this year, even while keeping its benchmark interest rate at a 16-year high.

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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting. The persistence of high inflation is likely the main reason the business economists expect the Fed to keep its key rate at its current level of roughly 5.1%, its highest point in 16 years.

VERBATIM: The National Association for Business Economics’ survey found that the median forecast is for inflation to average 4.2% this year. That’s up from a 3.9% forecast in the group’s previous survey, conducted in February. That is far above the Fed’s inflation target of 2%.

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