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 https://tmsnrt.rs/2WkNEK5 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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