Federal Reserve Blog

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 4:20 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A new Fed report finds improvement in the economy, though not necessarily in paychecks.

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Friday, August 22, 2014 2:30 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Fed Chair Yellen discusses weakness remaining in the job market and how it affects interest rates.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:00 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Some Fed policymakers are getting itchier to raise rates as the economy moves “Closer to Fine.”

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:11 pm
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy episode was familiar and comforting.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2:01 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve keeps powering-down its economic stimulus. Is the economy ready?

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:22 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve finds plenty of signs of a rebound from the winter slump.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

While the Federal Reserve has given stress tests to the nation’s banks since the financial crisis, the Fed chair’s semi-annual testimony before both houses amounts to Congress’ own version of stress testing the nation’s top central banker. But in her first of two days of appearances on Capital Hill, Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s so-called Humphrey-Hawkins

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 5:00 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve has added a bit more detail about how it plans to end some of the extraordinary measures put in place during and after the financial crisis. In minutes released from the mid-June policy-setting session, the nation’s central bank cautions that while asset purchases are “not on a preset course,” it envisions a

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 4:00 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Fed Chair Janet Yellen says she doesn’t see a need for U.S. monetary policy to shy away from the status quo.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

With the Federal Reserve expected to begin raising short-term interest rates next year, outside observers say the central bank should soon begin holding news conferences after every regularly scheduled policy meeting. If the more frequent briefings don’t start this year, then  they most certainly should early in 2015, the observers say. It was only three

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