US STOCKS-Wall St slips as Yellen says Dec hike "live" possibility

miércoles 4 de noviembre de 2015 12:17 GYT

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By Abhiram Nandakumar

Nov 4 (Reuters) - Wall Street was lower on Wednesday morning after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said a rate hike in December was a "live" possibility, but not a certainty.

The Fed is "expecting the economy will continue to grow at a pace to return inflation to our target over the medium term," Yellen told Congress.

"If the incoming information supports that expectation ... December would be a live possibility" for a rate increase.

A raft of data on Wednesday suggested the economy was strong enough to support an interest rate hike.   Continuación...