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The US Federal Reserve is likely to make a final push into the post-crisis era this week with a decision to finally wind up its six-year-old economic stimulus operations. A few worrisome clouds over the global economy might be expected to give Fed Chair Janet Yellen's Federal Open Market Committee pause when they meet on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Fed is currently adding $15 billion in cheap funds to the economy per month under QE, down from $85 billion last December. Injecting tens of billions of dollars each month into the economy to repress longer term interest rates has had less and less real impact, while generating what some worry are fresh bubbles in stock markets.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians were lining up to vote early in the morning to choose their first five-year parliament since they overthrew their dictator in the 2011 revolution that kicked off the Arab Spring.