Powell joins Trump for dinner at the White House

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Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell joined US president Donald Trump for an “informal dinner” in the White House on February 4. The meeting was arranged to “discuss recent economic developments and the outlook for growth, employment and inflation”, according to a statement put out by the Fed.

The Fed does not normally comment on such meetings, but the dinner follows a year of bad blood, during which Trump showered Powell with criticism over the Fed’s interest rate decisions. The atmosphere at

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