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, 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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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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