April 10 The Federal Reserve plans to raise U.S.
interest rates gradually so as to sustain healthy growth without
letting the economy overheat, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on
"We want to be ahead of the curve and not behind it," Yellen
said at an event at the University of Michigan's Ford School of
Public Policy in Ann Arbor. Now that years of aggressive
monetary policy easing has nursed the economy back to its
current "pretty healthy" state, the aim now is to allow "the
economy to kind of coast and remain on an even keel," she said.
(Reporting by Ann Saphir and Jonathan Spicer; Editing by Chizu