Fed is set to leave interest rates unchanged while facing speculation about eventual rate cuts 

FEDERAL RESERVE Chairman Jerome Powell is introduced at the Jacques Polak Research Conference at the International Monetary Fund in Washington. The Fed is set to leave interest rates unchanged while facing speculation about eventual rate cuts. / ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO / MARK SCHIEFELBEIN

WASHINGTON (AP) – With inflation edging closer to the Federal Reserve’s 2% target, its policymakers are facing – and in some cases fueling – hopes that they will make a decisive shift in policy and cut interest rates next year, possibly as soon as spring.  Such a move would reduce borrowing costs across the economy,

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