Federal Reserve officials raised concerns about additional waves of coronavirus infections disrupting an economic recovery and triggering a new spike in unemployment and a worse economic downturn, according to minutes released Wednesday by the central bank about its June 9-10 meeting.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell testified on Tuesday before the House Financial Services Committee on his department's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Fed Chair Jerome H. Powell has repeatedly said that the path out of this recession will depend on containing the virus and giving Americans the confidence to resume normal work and spending habits. But the notes from the two-day meeting reveal how interconnected Fed officials view a prolonged economic recession with the pandemic’s continued spread — and why Powell often asserts that lawmakers will need to do more to carry millions of Americans out of this crisis.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/fed-officials-raised-concerns-in-june-that-us-could-enter-a-much-worse-recession-later-this-year-if-coronavirus-cases-continued-to-spike/ar-BB16dLXj?li=BBnb7Kz

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