Portraits of the New York terror attack victims – CNN

A man drove a rented pickup truck down a crowded bike path near the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, crushing and striking cyclists and pedestrians. In addition to those killed, about a dozen people were hurt.
Here’s what we know about the people who were killed:

Nicholas Cleves

The 23-year-old software developer had recently started his first job out of school, one of his friends told CNN affiliate WABC.
“He was a really, really kind, not heartless, intelligent and curious person. We always had conversations about what he was studying at school,” Bahji Chancey told WABC.
Cleves recently graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. The college said in a statement that Cleves also worked as an analyst and web developer.
“An incident of terrorism that takes the lives of innocent people anywhere in the world touches each of us in our fundamental humanity,” the statement said. “But the effect is more pronounced — and far more personal — when our community is directly linked to such a horrendous event.”
Cleves grew up biking around the city and would bike everywhere around town, Chancey said.

Darren Drake

Drake, 32, was an avid reader and was always helping his parents.
“He had everything going for him. Everything you can imagine,” Drake’s father, Jimmy, told CNN affiliate WCBS.
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Drake lived in New Milford, New Jersey, but worked in New York as a project manager for Moody’s Analytics, an economics research firm.
When his parents couldn’t reach him hours after the attack, they drove to Bellevue Hospital in New York, where they were told he had died.
“At the moment, I just lost it,” Jimmy Drake said. “You see the child you loved for 33 years.”
Darren Drake would have celebrated his birthday in two weeks, his father said.
Drake was remembered as “a good man with a soft touch and huge heart” in a statement released by the New Milford Public School District, where he served on the local board of education from 2009 to 2013.
“He is respected for his unwavering commitment to the children of New Milford and their education,” Superintendent Michael Polizzi wrote of Drake. “In addition to his insights into the needs of students, he brought to the board significant business acumen, intelligence and humor. He was friendly, fully engaged and forward-thinking.”

Anne-Laure Decadt

Anne-Laure Decadt, 31, was traveling with her two sisters and mother in New York at the time of the attack.
The Belgian mother of two died Tuesday night at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, according to a statement from her husband, Alexander Naessens.
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Decadt’s mother and two sisters were not harmed, he said.
She had been cycling on the bike path when she was hit from behind by the truck, CNN affiliate VTM reported.
Decadt “was a fantastic wife and the most beautiful mom to our two sons of 3 months and 3 years old. This loss is unbearable and difficult to understand,” Naessens wrote.

Five friends from Argentina

The group had traveled thousands of miles for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation.
Hernán Diego Mendoza, Diego Enrique Angelini, Alejandro Damián Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernán Ferruchi died in the attack, Argentina’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said.
Five Argentines killed in Tuesday's attack posed with friends at an airport in Rosario, Argentina before they traveled to New York. Five Argentines killed in Tuesday's attack posed with friends at an airport in Rosario, Argentina before they traveled to New York.
The men were from Rosario, a town nearly 200 miles northwest of Buenos Aires.
Jose Nunez, a representative in Argentina’s national congress, was a friend of Erlij’s. He told CNN en Español that Erlij was a successful businessman who loved his family of four children.
“We are losing a great man, a great businessman and a great family man,” Nunez said.
On Twitter, Argentine President Mauricio Macri said he was “deeply moved by the tragic deaths … in NY. We put ourselves at the disposition of the families of the Argentinian victims.”
President Donald Trump tweeted late Wednesday that he had a conversation with Macri.
“Just spoke to President Macri of Argentina about the five proud and wonderful men killed in the West Side terror attack,” Trump said. “God be with them!”
A sixth Argentine national who was also part of the group was injured during the attack.

CNN’s Marilia Brocchetto, Hilary McGann, Brynn Gingras and Eliott C. McLaughlin contributed to this report.

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At least three dead in shooting inside suburban Denver Walmart – Reuters

THORNTON, Colo. (Reuters) – At least three people were killed in a shooting inside a Walmart store on Wednesday in suburban Denver, where police said they had not yet taken anyone into custody.

Walmart employees and shoppers leave the scene of a shooting at a Walmart in Thornton, Colorado November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Police in Thornton, Colorado, did not immediately release any information about the circumstances of the shooting or who was responsible for the gunfire.

Two men were killed in the shooting. A women, who was injured in the shooting, was taken to a hospital where she later died, Thornton Police Department said on Twitter.

“Detectives currently reviewing security footage & witnesses being interviewed for assistance with suspect(s),” police said on Twitter.

No one had been taken into custody, police said.

The situation appeared potentially ominous from authorities’ initial reports.

“We’ve got multiple parties down, we’re still trying to ascertain what their conditions are,” Officer Victor Avila of the Thornton Police Department told Reuters by telephone not long after police arrived on the scene.

About an hour after the initial alert, police said on Twitter that the threat of gunfire had ended at the store, which was surrounded by police and fire crews.

A woman walks past an ambulance near the scene of a shooting at a Walmart in Thornton, Colorado November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

“At this time this is NOT an active shooter. Active crime scene. We will update as info becomes available,” the police department said in that tweet. Confirmation of the two fatalities came about 20 minutes later.

Thornton is city of about 120,000 people roughly 10 miles (16 km) northeast of downtown Denver.

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Avila said police were called to the store at about 6:30 p.m. Mountain time (8:30 p.m. ET) and that the gunshots had ceased by the time the first officers arrived at the scene.

A Walmart customer, Aaron Stephens, 44, of Thorton, told Reuters he was inside paying for groceries at a self-checkout stand when he heard gunshots and the sound of ricocheting bullets.

“The employees started screaming and the customers started screaming” as people began to flee the store, he recounted. “I ran out, too, because I didn’t want to get shot.”

Stephens said he did not see where the shooting had come from and did not see anyone struck by bullets.

Local NBC television affiliate 9NEWS reported that a woman whose son was in the Walmart had told her that he had heard about 30 gunshots and was still inside.

A video posted on Twitter showed the Walmart, which is situated in a large complex of big-box stores and other retail outlets adjacent to U.S. Interstate 25, apparently empty except for police officers with guns drawn.

Reporting by Keith Coffman in Thornton and Dan Whitcomb and Steve Gorman in Los Angeles; Writing by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Sandra Maler and Michael Perry

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New York terror suspect wanted ISIS flag in hospital, documents show – CNN

Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, did not say much at his initial court appearance, which he attended in a wheelchair after police shot him.
But a criminal complaint alleges he provided authorities with details on how he planned the attack for months and his commitment to the ISIS playbook.
He had about 90 videos on his cellphone, many of them on ISIS propaganda, according to the complaint.
The details, which emerged Wednesday, painted a picture of a man who allegedly planned more carnage in addition to the eight people killed and about a dozen wounded.
He allegedly picked Halloween to carry out the deadliest attack in New York since September 11, 2001, because he believed more people would be on the streets for the holiday, according to the criminal complaint.
A sketch shows Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov during his first court appearance in New York on Wednesday.A sketch shows Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov during his first court appearance in New York on Wednesday.
Saipov was charged with federal terrorism offenses in Tuesday’s attack. Hours after his first court appearance, in which he entered no plea, President Donald Trump said he should be executed.
“NYC terrorist was happy as he asked to hang ISIS flag in his hospital room. He killed 8 people, badly injured 12. SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY!’ the President tweeted late Wednesday night.

Suspect’s plans

After his arrest, Saipov told investigators who talked to him a at Bellevue Hospital that he planned Tuesday’s attack for about a year. Two months ago, he said, he decided to use a truck “to inflict maximum damage against civilians,” the complaint states.
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On October 22, he rented a truck from a store — previously identified as Home Depot — in Passaic, New Jersey, to practice making turns ahead of the attack, according to the complaint.
On Tuesday, he went to the same store and rented the truck for two hours. He “had no intention of ever returning it,” the complaint said.
He planned to use the truck to hit pedestrians in the area where he carried out the attack and “then proceed to the Brooklyn Bridge to continue to strike pedestrians,” it said.
“Saipov wanted to kill as many people as he could,” the complaint states.

Inspired by ISIS

During an interview with investigators, Saipov asked to hang an ISIS flag in his hospital room and said “he felt good about what he had done,” the complaint states.
At some point, Saipov considered displaying ISIS flags in the front or back of the truck he used during the attack, but decided against it to avoid drawing attention to himself, he told investigators.
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Authorities did not find any flags near the truck, but they found a handwritten note in Arabic expressing affinity for ISIS.
“The gist of the note was the Islamic State would endure forever,” said John Miller, the deputy commissioner for intelligence and counterterrorism for the New York Police Department.
While ISIS has not made any claim of responsibility for the attack, Saipov told investigators he was inspired by ISIS videos, in particular one that shows ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi questioning “what Muslims in the United States and elsewhere were doing to respond to the killing of Muslims in Iraq,” the complaint says.
Law enforcement also found approximately 90 videos and 3,800 images that appeared to be ISIS-related propaganda in one of Saipov’s cellphones, according to the document.
The videos include graphic scenes of ISIS fighters killing prisoners, beheadings, and “instructions for how to make a homemade improvised explosive device,” the complaint says.
He has also been linked to social media accounts that contain ISIS-related material, a law enforcement official said.
And Saipov’s tactic of turning an ordinary vehicle into a lethal weapon is familiar to groups like ISIS.
In 2014, an ISIS spokesman called for lone-wolf attacks using improvised weapons such as knives, rocks, poison and cars.

The charges

Saipov faces federal terrorism offenses, authorities said.
He is charged with providing material support to ISIS, violence and destruction of motor vehicles, said Joon H. Kim, the acting US Attorney for the Southern District of New York .
Saipov appeared in federal court in a wheelchair and didn’t enter a plea Wednesday, a source at the US Attorney’s Office told CNN.

CNN’s Emanuella Grinberg and David Shortell contributed to this report.

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World Series 2017 Game 7 RECAP, score and stats | Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (11/1/17) – NJ.com

With the best of seven series tied 3-3, the Houston Astros met the Los Angeles Dodgers in the deciding Game 7 of Major League Baseball’s 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (11/1/17).

Check the scoreboard above for the final score and click on the stats link for game stats.

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Here’s the AP recap:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From laughingstock to lift off.

George Springer and the Houston Astros rocketed to the top of the baseball galaxy Wednesday night, winning the first World Series championship in franchise history by romping past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7.

Playing for a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, and wearing an H Strong logo on their jerseys, the Astros brought home the prize that had eluded them since they started out in 1962 as the Colt .45s.

“I always believed that we could make it,” All-Star slugger Jose Altuve said. “We did this for them.”

For a Series that was shaping up as an October classic, Game 7 quickly became a November clunker as Houston scored five runs in the first two innings off Yu Darvish. Hardly the excitement fans felt during the Cubs’ 10-inning thriller in Cleveland last fall.

Well, except for everyone wearing bright orange. Back in Houston, a huge crowd filled Minute Maid Park to cheer as fans watched on the big video board, and the train whistle wailed when it was over.

“We’re coming home a champion, Houston,” Springer said after accepting the World Series MVP trophy named this year for Willie Mays.

Star shortstop Carlos Correa turned the party into a proposal. After doing a TV interview, he got down on one knee and asked girlfriend Daniella Rodriguez, a former Miss Texas USA, to marry him.

“Yes?” he said, putting a ring on her finger as she cried.

Altuve, one of four holdovers from a club that lost an embarrassing 111 times in 2013 after switching from the NL to the AL, and this collection of young stars silenced Dodger Stadium from the get-go, taking a 5-0 lead in the second inning.

Altuve was in perfect position for the final out, a grounder by Corey Seager to the 5-foot-6 second baseman.

“I caught the last out for the Houston Astros to become a world champion. It was a groundball to me, I threw to first, and I think it was the happiest moment of my life in baseball,” Altuve said.

The Astros streamed from the dugout and bullpen to go wild, tossing their gloves in the air. A thousand or so fans crowded behind the first base dugout, chanting “Hou-ston! Hou-ston!”

Later, some little Astros kids ran around the outfield grass dressed in Halloween outfits. Their dads, meanwhile, were putting on championship hats and shirts.

At last, they had completed the ascent some predicted after a rebuilding club purged payroll and stripped down to bare bones a few years back.

Famously, now, there was the Sports Illustrated cover in 2014 — after Houston had lost more than 100 games for three straight seasons — that proclaimed: “Your 2017 World Series Champs” and featured a picture of Springer in a bright Astros jersey.

On the other side, ace Clayton Kershaw and several Dodgers leaned against the dugout railing, watching the Astros celebrate. Los Angeles led the majors with 104 wins and a $240 million payroll, and rallied to win Game 6, yet it didn’t pay off for part-owner Magic Johnson and his team.

“Obviously, this one hurts,” manager Dave Roberts said. “And like I told the guys, when you put everything, every ounce of your being into something and you come up short, it hurts. And it’s supposed to hurt.”

Normally a starter, Charlie Morton finished up with four stellar innings of relief for the win.

“We held down a really tough lineup,” Morton said. “For my teammates, for the city of Houston, it’s just unbelievable.”

Springer led off the evening with a double against Darvish, and soon it was 2-0.

Springer hit his fifth homer — tying the Series mark set by Reggie Jackson (1977) and matched by Chase Utley (2009) — when he connected for a record fourth game in a row, making it a five-run lead.

That was plenty for Houston manager A.J. Hinch. He pulled starter Lance McCullers Jr. soon after the curveballer crazily plunked his fourth batter of the game , and began a parade of four relievers that held the lead.

Throughout the postseason, Hinch and the unconventional Astros overcame a shaky bullpen by using starters in relief.

“I knew yesterday I didn’t have much,” said McCullers, the Game 3 winner. “I knew I didn’t have much to give other than to gut it out as long as I could.”

In a dramatic Series marked by blown leads and late rallies, when Houston twice outlasted the Dodgers in extra innings, McCullers did enough.

Forever known for their space-age Astrodome, outlandish rainbow jerseys and a handful of heartbreaking playoff losses for stars like Nolan Ryan, Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio, these Astros will be remembered as champions, finally, in their 56th season.

The club that wears a star on its hat also filled out the Texas trophy case. Teams from the Lone Star State had won most every major crown — the Super Bowl, NBA and NHL titles, championships in college football, and men’s and women’s hoops — except the World Series.

Built on the skills of homegrown All-Stars Dallas Keuchel and more, helped by veteran offseason acquisitions such as Brian McCann and 40-year-old Carlos Beltran, who won his first ring, and boosted by the slick trade for ace Justin Verlander, general manager Jeff Luhnow oversaw the team’s resurgence.

Houston won 101 times this year to take the AL West, then won Games 6 and 7 at home in the AL Championship Series against the New York Yankees. The Astros joined the 1985 Royals as the only clubs to win a pair of Game 7s in the same year.

When it was over, Bagwell and Biggio posed for pictures together with the World Series trophy.

For the Dodgers, the quest to win a Series for the first time since 1988 fell short.

Kershaw provided four shutout innings of relief for Los Angeles , but it was too late. What the Dodgers really needed was a better starter than Darvish, someone more like the lefty who tossed out a ceremonial first ball: the great Sandy Koufax.

Acquired from Texas on July 31 for these big games, Darvish lasted 1 2/3 innings in both his World Series starts — the two shortest of his career.

“This pain is going to stay in me for a while,” the four-time All-Star said through a translator.

After Springer lined a leadoff double , Alex Bregman hit a bouncer that first baseman Cody Bellinger threw past Darvish for an error, allowing a run to score . Bregman aggressively stole third and scored on Altuve’s grounder , and it was 2-0 after eight pitches.

A double by Marwin Gonzalez helped set up perhaps McCullers’ biggest contribution, a slow grounder for his first pro RBI. Springer followed with a no-doubt, two-run drive into the left-center field bleachers.

That was the Series-most 25th homer in a Major League Baseball season that set a record for home runs. It was easily enough for the Astros to offset pinch-hitter Andre Ethier’s RBI single in the Los Angeles sixth.

Only once have the Dodgers clinched a crown at home, that coming in 1963 when Koufax outpitched Yankees star Whitey Ford to finish a sweep. They’ve never won Game 7 of the Fall Classic at their own park, dating more than a century ago to their days on the streets of Brooklyn as the Trolley Dodgers.

As pockets of Houston fans got louder and louder in the later innings, the crowd at Dodger Stadium was left to repeat the sad, but hopeful cry that used to echo in Brooklyn: Wait till next year.

Just 106 days until pitchers and catchers report to spring training.

Here’s what you need to know:

Who: Houston Astros vs. L.A. Dodgers

What: Game 7, 2017 World Series

Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

When: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017

Time: 8 p.m. Eastern

TV: Fox

Livestream: Fox Sports Go

Odds: Dodgers -125

Starting pitchers: Lance McCullers Jr. vs. Yu Darvish

Game 7 of the World Series.

It’s a chance to make history — whether you’re a star like Madison Bumgarner or a role player like Sandy Amoros.

The Dodgers and Astros will play Wednesday night on the biggest stage baseball has to offer, and in a one-game, winner-take-all scenario, just about anything is possible. This series has featured both home run binges and pitching duels, blown leads and surprising saves.

Giradi talks about Yankees firing

“I don’t anybody here is shocked that it’s going to Game 7,” Houston ace Justin Verlander said after Tuesday night’s 3-1 loss at Dodger Stadium.

Here’s a look back at Game 7 of the World Series, through the years:

THE CLASSICS

These games need no introduction. One name is often enough.

Bill Mazeroski. Jack Morris. Luis Gonzalez.

In 1960, Mazeroski led off the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 7 with a homer that gave Pittsburgh a 10-9 win over the New York Yankees. That slugfest was a wild one, with 10 runs scored in the final two innings.

The 1991 finale between Minnesota and Atlanta at the Metrodome was tense for different reasons. Morris pitched all 10 innings for the Twins, who finally won 1-0 on Gene Larkin’s bases-loaded single .

Gonzalez’s RBI single in 2001 capped a two-run, ninth-inning rally by Arizona against Mariano Rivera and the Yankees. The Diamondbacks won 3-2, denying New York a fourth straight championship.

Nearly a century ago, in 1924, Washington rallied from a two-run deficit in the eighth and eventually beat the New York Giants 4-3 in 12, with Walter Johnson pitching the final four innings in relief.

Amoros made his mark as a defensive sub in 1955, running down Yogi Berra’s drive in left field to halt a sixth-inning rally by the Yankees. Brooklyn held on for a 2-0 victory and finally won its first crown.

Cleveland hasn’t won a World Series since 1948 but came agonizingly close in 1997 and 2016, losing Game 7 in extra innings both years. Edgar Renteria’s 11th-inning hit won the ’97 Series for Florida, and the Chicago Cubs outlasted the Indians last year, winning 8-7 in 10 to take their first title since 1908.

THE ROUTS

Sometimes, Game 7 turns into a blowout. Detroit fans threw things at Joe Medwick of the Cardinals in 1934, as St. Louis was on its way to an 11-0 win over the Tigers. In 1985, the Cardinals were on the other end of an 11-0 drubbing, and this time they were the ones venting their frustration against the Royals. A missed call had gone Kansas City’s way near the end of Game 6, and St. Louis fell apart in Game 7. Manager Whitey Herzog and pitcher Joaquin Andujar were ejected.

OVERSHADOWED

Sometimes, the finale feels anticlimactic compared to what happened in Game 6. The 1975 World Series is remembered for Carlton Fisk’s game-winning homer for Boston that forced Game 7 — even though that last game was pretty special in its own right. Cincinnati beat the Red Sox 4-3 in Game 7, with Joe Morgan driving in the winning run in the top of the ninth.

After winning Game 6 on Bill Buckner’s error in 1986, the New York Mets made the most of their reprieve, rallying from a 3-0 deficit to beat Boston 8-5 in Game 7. In 2011, the Cardinals were down to their last strike in the ninth and 10th innings of Game 6. But they won that one, and Game 7 — a 6-2 St. Louis victory — wasn’t nearly as memorable.

THE STANDOUTS

Only one player has homered twice in Game 7 of the World Series. That was Berra in 1956, when the Yankees beat Brooklyn 9-0. Four players have had four hits — Max Carey (1925), Ripper Collins (1934), Willie Stargell (1979) and George Brett (1985). Their teams all won.

The most strikeouts for a pitcher in Game 7 is 10, by Hal Newhouser (1945), Sandy Koufax (1965), Bob Gibson (1967) and Roger Clemens (2001). Koufax’s gem — a 2-0 shutout of Minnesota — was the last time the Dodgers played in Game 7. Only two pitchers have thrown shutouts in Game 7 since then — Bret Saberhagen in ’85 and Morris in ’91.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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Powell to Lead Fed Overseeing Trump Economy Fraught With Risks – Bloomberg

Jerome Powell, said to be President Donald Trump’s pick to be the next Federal Reserve chairman, is set to take the reins of the world’s most important central bank at a time when the U.S. economy is on a roll.

Growth is accelerating, inflation is tame and unemployment is the lowest in 16 years. Such a backdrop should initially enable a new Fed chairman to keep gradually raising interest rates from historic lows with the aim of stretching out what is already the third-longest U.S. upswing.

Bloomberg’s Kathleen Hays reports on President Trump’s expected nomination of Jerome Powell as the next Fed head.

(Source: Bloomberg)

Economic Divide

Complicating matters even further for the former private-equity executive is that growth since the Great Recession ended in 2009 is only slowly closing an economic divide that’s fueled the political populism that elected the man who picked him. The gap between rich and poor could widen further if stocks keep climbing and wage growth stays moderate.

“The conflict between getting inflation up to target and restraining the asset price bubble is the biggest challenge,” said Paul Mortimer-Lee, chief economist for North America at BNP Paribas SA in New York. “One says monetary policy is too tight, and the other says it is too slack,” he added. “That is a terrible dilemma.”

An ex-Treasury undersecretary and former Carlyle Group LP managing director, Powell would be taking charge in the midst of a political battle over how much stimulus the economy needs.

“The era of a bipartisan, or technocratic Federal Reserve is gone,” said Mark Spindel, a co-author of a book on the central bank’s relationship with Congress. Powell “will be caught in a very difficult position between a blame-avoiding Congress, an outspoken president and potentially unruly committee.”

Republicans are debating tax cuts, a move that could add even more demand to the economy, and officials only have blunt tools to tamper down frothy markets.

Meanwhile, for those with savings to invest, stock indexes are touching record highs. Trump has touted soaring equities as a sign of his success. No stock rally lasts forever, and Fed officials will only worry more if savings rates decline, and consumption and investment boom on the back of asset wealth. Enthusiasm can contract suddenly when asset markets turn lower.

One of Powell’s virtues for the job is that he understands markets. He spent much of his career working in the financial industry, first at investment bank Dillon Read & Co. and later at Carlyle. That career path also made him a multi-millionaire.

To sustain the expansion, Yellen has gradually tightened monetary policy to allow a strong labor market to lift wages and pricing power. But wages are responding slowly, in part because worker output per hour, or productivity, is low.

Recession Arsenal

It’s a complicated problem and one that has left Powell with yet another risk. The Fed’s benchmark lending rate is now in a range of 1 percent to 1.25 percent, and current Fed forecasts suggest it will only be around 2 percent by the end of next year.

Nobody is forecasting a recession soon. But economists expect the Fed to cut rates to zero again when the next one hits because the policy rate probably won’t be much above three percent going in.

“It is not hard to believe that sometime in the next four years we will have a recession starting from a point of relatively low nominal interest rates,” said Michael Feroli, chief U.S. economist at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Powell is likely to rely on a competent Fed staff, and his associates on a policy committee packed with the nation’s top economists are long on policy experience, such as San Francisco Fed President John Williams and Fed Governor Lael Brainard. Will that be enough to keep the economy chugging along?

“The Fed Chairman needs to lead the committee, not listen to the committee and decide what to do based on the consensus of views around the table,” said Christopher Rupkey, chief financial economist at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in New York. “Powell has a steep learning curve ahead of him. It’s not going to be easy.”

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