GLOBAL MARKETS-Equities edge higher, dollar falls amid U.S. House bill passage, upcoming Fed speech

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(New throughout, updates prices, market activity and comments, adds U.S. markets, yields and oil prices)By Chibuike OguhNEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Global equity markets rose and the U.S. dollar slipped on Wednesday, with investors more optimistic a day after the House of Representatives passed the $3.5 trillion budget framework and a top health official expressed confidence in fighting COVID-19.On Tuesday, the Democratic-controlled House voted to advance the framework, key to President Joe Biden's agenda. Investor confidence in the economic outlook also got a boost when Dr. Anthony Fauci, top U.S. infectious disease expert, said COVID-19 could be under control by early next year.The United States is still battling another wave of cases due to the highly contagious Delta variant, with the average number of COVID deaths reaching 1,000 a day and over 150,000 new cases, according to a Reuters tally.Investors remained focused on what U.S. Federal Reserve
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