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Federal Reserve interest rate decision announced

Audit the Fed - HR 459

The U.S. Federal Reserves’ Open Market Committee (FOMC) has announced the decision to keep interest rates at 0%. The FOMC cited concerns over global economic conditions as the primary reason for not raising rates. The FOMC doesn’t directly affect all interest rates in the American economy. Instead, “the Fed” sets the overnight rate which banks use to charge interest for ...

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Fed Chair: No Interest Rate Hike Any Time Soon

Janet Yellen

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen set a cautionary tone on the economy saying that the FOMC will not make a move on interest rates for the next few meetings. Ms. Yellen attributed her dovish stance to weak inflation and a slowly improving jobs situation. “It continues to be the FOMC’s assessment that even after employment and inflation are near levels ...

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Dollar slides ahead of Fed meeting outcome

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the monetary policy-making body of the Federal Reserve, is meeting for the second time in so many days to determine what actions, if any, to take to help America’s flagging economy. Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve are largely anticipated to institute another round of Quantitative Easing (QE3) as a means to stimulating the ...

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