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Fed begins two-day policy meeting: official

The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington September 16 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve started a two-day policy meeting on Tuesday, a Fed official said, in which the central bank is expected to leave interest rates steady.

The meeting is set to conclude on Wednesday with a policy statement released at 2 p.m. ET.

(Reporting by Jason Lange Editing by W Simon)