Fed minutes seen setting up December even before election

MINUTES OF the Federal Reserve’s November policy meeting are likely to confirm that officials were creeping closer to their first interest-rate increase in a year before the Nov. 8 election, and developments since have only served to bolster the case for a hike. Shown is Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
 / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
MINUTES OF the Federal Reserve’s November policy meeting are likely to confirm that officials were creeping closer to their first interest-rate increase in a year before the Nov. 8 election, and developments since have only served to bolster the case for a hike. Shown is Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
WASHINGTON - Minutes of the Federal Reserve’s November policy meeting are likely to confirm that officials were creeping closer to their first interest-rate increase in a year before the Nov. 8 election, and developments since have only served to bolster the case for a hike. The record of the Nov. 1-2 meeting, during which policy…

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