Federal Reserve officials are widely expected to announce aninterest-rate increase this week amid buoyancy in the stock marketand indications the U.S. economy continues to grow steadily,without signaling they anticipate accelerating their pace of policytightening.

Beyond the expected announcement Wednesday of a quarter-pointhike in the U.S. central bank's benchmark rate target, to a rangeof 0.75% to 1%, investors will be looking for whether policy makerschange their forecasts for the rest of 2017 and beyond.

Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen may offer additional clues during apress conference in Washington 30 minutes after the 2 p.m. releaseof a post-meeting statement and new projections. Here's what towatch for:

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