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Fed: New words, same caution on rates

When are Janet Yellen and her Federal Reserve cohorts likely to start hiking interest rates again? And just how long is "a considerable time," anyway? We try to crack the code on the Fed's latest policy pronouncement. Read more

How Fed moves affect mortgage rates

Click through the timeline below to see the effect the Fed's moves had on mortgage rates.

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Doug Whiteman

Podcast: Fed on the fence for 2015?

In this podcast, find out why it's a tossup what the Federal Reserve will do next year.  ... Read more

The Federal Open Market Committee

The rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee meets at least eight times a year. Its members include the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a rotating selection of presidents of the other 11 reserve banks.

Janet Yellen

Board of Governors, Chair

William C. Dudley

Vice Chairman

Richard W. Fisher

Dallas

Narayana Kocherlakota

Minneapolis

Charles I. Plosser

Philadelphia

Loretta Mester

Cleveland

Jerome H. Powell

Board of Governors

Daniel K. Tarullo

Board of Governors

Stanley Fischer

Board of Governors

Lael Brainard

Board of Governors

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Dr Don Taylor

The Fed and its punch bowl

The Fed is likely to modify the phrasing of its policy statement to signal that an increase in the targeted federal funds rate is not a "considerable time" off in the future.  ... Read more

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