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What did the Federal Reserve say?

Fed Chair Janet Yellen and her colleagues have said "toodles" to a stimulus program but are sticking with teeny-weeny interest rates. Well, those aren’t quite the words that central bankers used. See what they said and what it all means. 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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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


Narayana Kocherlakota


Charles I. Plosser


Loretta Mester


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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