FOREX-U.S. dollar rises vs most currencies as Fed taper talk gathers pace

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* Slew of U.S. data this week ahead of next week's Fed meeting * Euro/dollar hits two-week low * Walmart says news on litecoin was fake (Adds comments, Litecoin, updates prices) By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The dollar climbed to a two-week peak against a basket of currencies on Monday, bolstered by expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve could reduce its asset purchases by the end of the year despite a surge in COVID-19 cases. The greenback, however, came off its highs in afternoon trading. The dollar indexearlier rose to 92.887, its highest since Aug. 27. It was last up slightly at 92.664. A round of U.S. economic data is due out this week, starting with consumer prices on Tuesday, which will give the latest update on how hot inflation has been ahead of next week's Fed meeting. Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker became the latest official to say he wants the central bank to start tapering this year, saying in a Nikkei interview that he was ke
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