The Spotted Pig in New York’s West Village. The restaurant  has a strict no-bookings policy and has many celebrity fans such as Sarah Jessica Parker, U2 and Matt Damon

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Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, which is making its interest rate decision on Wednesday.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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In his twice-yearly report to Congress on monetary policy, US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke  said the Fed’s bond- buying programme would cease by mid-2014, but stressed the plan was not set in stone. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

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