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U.S. stocks bounce, investors digest news of 2022 rate hikes

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By Koh Gui Qing NEW YORK (Reuters) -U.S. stocks bounced and Treasury yields retreated on Tuesday in choppy trade as investors absorbed remarks from the Federal Reserve that interest rates are likely to rise this year, as expected. In comments to U.S. lawmakers, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he expected the Fed would raise rates and end its asset purchases this year, but that the central bank had made no decision about the timing for tightening monetary policy. “Inflation is running very far above target. The economy no longer needs or wants the very accommodative policies we have…

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