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Later today, the Federal Reserve could announce new steps to boost the U.S. economy.
INSKEEP: Let's remember, the Fed has two mandates here: one is to keep inflation in check, the other is to promote a healthy level of employment. Now, the unemployment rate has been stuck above eight percent.