Powell: Fed will discuss speeding up bond-buying taper at December meeting.

• Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he expects policymakers in December to discuss accelerating the timetable for the tapering of monthly bond purchases.
• Speaking before a Senate panel, he said tapering could wrap up “a few months sooner” than anticipated. That would open the door to interest rate hikes thereafter.
• Powell also said, “it’s probably a good time to retire” the word “transitory” to describe inflation.