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U.S. stocks finish higher for second day after Fed minutes show officials expect slower pace of rate hikes ahead

U.S. stocks finish higher for second day after Fed minutes show officials expect slower pace of rate hikes ahead

U.S. stock indexes finished higher for a second day on Wednesday in a choppy session after the latest meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve showed most policy makers expect a slower pace of interest rate hikes will "soon be appropriate", even if they are uncertain how high the benchmark rate will rise.