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Legend has it that the Federal Reserve used to surprise people.

Of course, that was back in ancient times, when inflation still roamed the Earth and central bankers delighted in occasionally body slamming the economy into submission.

How times have changed. When the Fed announces on Wednesday that it is bumping up rates for the second time in a decade, the next sound you hear will be a continent yawning.

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