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Interest rates have been close to zero for almost a decade

The Federal Reserve in a quandary

Jun 15, 2016
The Fed is sending out mixed signals about an interest rate hike.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, growth, interest rate, Federal Reserve

Narayana Kocherlakota explains why the Fed matters to you

Jun 10, 2016
Former head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis gives us his thoughts on the Fed and income inequality.
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The May jobs report is one of the last major economic data points the Federal Reserve will look at before its meeting this month.

May's jobs report provide pointer to Fed

Jun 3, 2016
The economy added 38,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in May — a number much lower than experts predicted.
Posted In: Jobs, Economy, Federal Reserve, inflation, interest rates, employment

A different take on ‘Audit the Fed’

May 17, 2016
Why one former Fed staffer is calling for an annual review instead.
Posted In: Fed, Federal Reserve, audit
The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The Fed still planning interest rate hikes — but when?

Apr 25, 2016
Economists predict the Fed will hold off on raising interest rates this week.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, interest rates, 2016 election

Janet Yellen says gradual rate increase is likely

Mar 29, 2016
We know what she's thinking: it's mixed feelings.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve, The Fed, interest rates, FOMC
A view of the U.S. Federal Reserve building.

Vacancies shift balance of power at the Fed

Mar 17, 2016
There are now three vacancies on the Fed board of governors.
Posted In: Fed, Federal Reserve, Senate, Janet Yellen
The Federal Reserve is set to make an interest-rate announcement later Wednesday.

Interest rate hike looking unlikely — for now

Mar 16, 2016
Whether inflation is growing helps determine the Federal Reserve's decisions on raising interest rates.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, interest rates, inflation

Listening closely to the Fed meeting

Mar 14, 2016
The challenge for the Fed is figure out just the right time to raise rates.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, monetary policy, interest rates

A transatlantic central banking policy disparity

Mar 10, 2016
While Europeans ease, Americans ponder another rate hike
Posted In: European Central Bank, Federal Reserve, Monetary and fiscal policy

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