Biden says reversing inflation a top priority, targeting energy costs

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he has asked National Economic Council to work to reduce energy costs and the Federal Trade Commission to push back on market manipulation in the energy sector in a larger push to reverse inflation.

The Democratic president said he was committed to the independence of the Federal Reserve in its efforts to combat inflation. “Inflation hurts Americans pocketbooks, and reversing this trend is a top priority for me,” he said in a statement.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu)

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