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By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen pointed Tuesday to a solid U.S. job market and economy and said the Fed will likely resume raising interest rates in the next few months.
By PBS NewsHour
The Federal Reserve hiked a benchmark interest rate on Wednesday. Largely expected but only the second time since 2008, it was a big deal for Fed Chair Janet Yellen to make the announcement. Why now? Jeffrey Brown speaks with Diane…
In our news wrap Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump met with leaders of tech giants like Amazon, Google and Facebook, saying he will personally be there for them. During the campaign, he chastised the industry for sending jobs overseas. Also, short-term…
By Vikram Mansharamani
Recent events in the global economy are increasing the likelihood that the Fed will have to reverse its course on raising interest rates.
We need to look at the big picture, and when we do, we might conclude today’s decision probably doesn’t matter that much.
By Terry Burnham
What the economy needs is not an end to the Federal Reserve’s interest rate policy, but rather an end to the Federal Reserve itself.
How can an interest rate set by the Federal Reserve affect you?…
By Simone Pathe
The Fed’s policy-making body, the Open Market Committee, announced Wednesday they will again draw down purchases of bonds by $10 billion. Monthly bond purchases will now decreases from $65 billion to $55 billion.
Federal Reserve Board transcripts from 2008 released on Friday give a behind-the-scenes look at how the nation’s central bankers reacted to the global financial meltdown. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with the Wall Street Journal’s Jon Hilsenrath about what new insight these…
In our news wrap Monday, Janet Yellen won Senate confirmation to lead the Federal Reserve. Taking over for outgoing chair Ben Bernanke, the former vice chair becomes the first woman to lead the U.S.'s central bank. Also, peace talks to…
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