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The Federal Open Market Committee said today that it will begin reducing the monthly pace of its asset purchases since the economy has made substantial progress toward the committee’s goals.


With government and private-sector vaccine mandates taking effect soon, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission yesterday updated its technical assistance question-and-answer document to provide guidance on how employers may respond to an employee’s request for an accommodation to a vaccine requirement based on a conflict between that requirement and the employee’s sincerely held religious beliefs, practices, or observances.


Economic activity grew at a modest to moderate rate from August to early October, but in some parts of the country growth slowed due to supply chain disruptions, labor shortages and uncertainty around the Delta variant of COVID-19, according to the Federal Reserve’s seventh Beige Book release of the year. The report was based on information collected through Oct. 8.

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