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Fed presidents cautiously optimistic for a soft landing, and more

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Fed presidents cautiously optimistic for a soft landing

By Julian Jacobs

The central question facing the US economy right now is whether the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes will produce a hard or soft landing. Will the interest rate increases choke investment, employment and consumption, spurring recession? Or will the Fed be able to reduce inflation without sending the economy into a downturn? While consumer confidence is plummeting and most economists predict recession, there are strong cases to be made for both predictions.

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