Federal Reserve Blog

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:15 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

After an eventful September meeting, this time the Federal Reserve’s policymaking committee took a rest.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 5:18 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The most recent Beige Book from the Federal Reserve shows economies modestly improving across the country. Learn more at Bankrate.com.

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Friday, October 5, 2012 11:23 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The Fed, faced with a laundry list of economic troubles and stubborn unemployment, decided to go all-in on job growth.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 5:11 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

At a scheduled press conference, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke cited the continued struggles of the U.S. job market as the reason for announcing QE3.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 1:56 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve is ready to rescue the economy with another large-scale asset purchase program.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:33 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve’s rate-setting committee will start its third large-scale asset purchase plan — which makes it officially QE3.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 12:22 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The European Central Bank met this week and announced that it will buy an unlimited amount of sovereign debt from euro area countries in a new sterilized plan.

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Friday, August 31, 2012 12:05 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

If there is more stimulus planned, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke declined to hint at it directly Friday in his speech at the annual economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo. He did, predictably, leave the door open. Over the past five years, the Federal Reserve has acted to support economic growth and foster job creation,

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 5:30 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Beige Book shows that through July and August the economy grew slowly, though there are some economic bright spots including retail and real estate.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:21 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

If banks could no longer earn money depositing excess reserves at Federal Reserve Banks, would they make more loans? Probably not but it’s not what you think.

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