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Federal Reserve leaves interest rates unchanged

Federal Reserve leaves interest rates unchanged

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policy makers have just two more chances to raise short-term interest rates this year after taking a pass earlier this month and holding rates at their historically low levels for at least a while longer. The rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) slashed interest rates to zero in December 2008 to