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Fed Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference following a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee March 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Fed Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference following a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee March 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Fed has set itself on a collision course with Trump Add to ...

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The Federal Reserve has set itself on a collision course with Donald Trump.

The brewing conflict rests on two radically different views of U.S. prosperity. In its cautious, technocratic way, the Fed reiterated on Wednesday that the country’s economic machine is ticking along nicely and nearing its productive potential.

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