US STOCKS-Wall St falls as Fed officials hint at Sept rate hike

miércoles 7 de septiembre de 2016 13:16 GYT

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By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Sept 7 (Reuters) - Wall Street edged lower on Wednesday after two Federal Reserve officials hinted at an interest rate hike as soon as this month.

Kansas City Fed President and voting member Esther George said the U.S. labor market could already be at full strength, one of the key conditions set by the Fed for considering an interest rate hike.

Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker said the case for a rate hike in September was strong.

The Fed releases its Beige Book, a summary of commentary on economic conditions, at 2:00 p.m. ET (1800 GMT).

U.S. stocks have been trading in a tight range in the past few months, with the S&P 500 not moving more than 1 percent in either direction on a daily basis since July 8.   Continuación...