Stocks shed gains, Treasury yields jump as Fed signals rate hikes could come ‘soon’

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Reuters UK

By Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. stocks retreated Wednesday, erasing strong gains, after the Federal Reserve signaled an interest rate hike could be coming soon, while supply concerns stemming from tension between Russia and Ukraine saw oil prices touch highs not seen since 2014. Wall Street ended the day in mixed territory after spending most of the day up roughly 2%. Stocks shed those gains following an afternoon policy update from the Fed and press conference by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, which suggested the Fed would push forward with interest rate hikes. The Dow Jones Indust…

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