Federal Reserve Blog

The Federal Reserve Blog covers news involving the nation's central bank, which wields power guiding the economy and regulating the financial sector. Its decisions affect a multitude of factors that impact our financial lives, including the performance of markets and returns on investments and savings. Bankrate's team of journalists and top-notch sources can help make sense of the Federal Reserve's sometimes complicated announcements and decisions. See the latest Federal Reserve Blog posts below.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 4:06 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed sees positive impacts from cheaper gasoline but is not so upbeat about raises.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 4:33 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Fed policymakers apparently spent considerable time hashing over the words “considerable time.”

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:00 pm
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

Now that the Fed has finished buying up bonds, is it getting ready to raise rates?

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve is done purchasing assets to stimulate the economy. What’s next?

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3:43 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A Federal Reserve survey finds the economy is doing OK, certainly better than the stock market.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 5:01 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Minutes from the last Fed meeting indicate the central bankers have an eye on Europe.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 3:03 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Janet who? Most couldn’t name the current Fed chair in a new survey.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 5:11 pm
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve has again indicated it’s in no rush to raise interest rates.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 2:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The central bank is further reducing its stimulus while keeping rates deep in the cellar.

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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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