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2 percent inflation euphoria

Today, the Federal Open Market Committee chose not to raise interest rates, but it did have other news: Inflation has reached the Fed benchmark of 2 percent. How tolerant of inflation is the Fed going to be? That depends on whether the economy is experiencing good or bad inflation. We look at the difference between the two. Meanwhile, a U.S. delegation led by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are on the ground in Beijing, resting up before their tariff meetings tomorrow. Most American companies doing business in China are making money, so they might want different things from the talks than the negotiators do. Marketplace China Correspondent Jennifer Pak breaks it down for us. Speaking of tariffs, American companies submitted over 3,500 applications for exemptions. We dig into what some of these companies are doing to try and increase their chances.

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