Trader Fred DeMarco, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. U.S. stocks are falling in morning trading. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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The U.S. dollar rose to a three-week high Wednesday on heightened expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise rates earlier or more times than anticipated this year, while stocks on Wall Street rose led by financial shares.Markets have priced in one interest rate hike from the Fed before the end of the year, but this week's U.S. inflation data and a more hawkish tone from several Fed policymakers have led to analysts now seeing the Fed more likely to tighten its monetary policy.The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of currencies, hit its highest since April 25 and was last up 0.13 percent.
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