Federal Reserve Blog

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 1:44 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

There’s a saying that, if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. For decades, the Federal Reserve wielded only a hammer as it maintained monetary policy. Then, five years ago, it borrowed a screwdriver. Today, we saw a sign that the Fed won’t return the screwdriver it borrowed.

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Monday, February 24, 2014 2:02 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Former Treasury Secretary raises questions about the economy and the Fed’s current course.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 4:01 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Notes from the most recent Fed meeting indicate central bankers are impressed with the economy’s performance.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:55 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The new Federal Reserve boss appears content to be Bernanke 2.0 — for now.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 5:05 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

As Ben Bernanke leaves the Federal Reserve, it’s not yet clear how his chairmanship will be remembered.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 2:00 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Seeing continued expansion of the U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve has scaled back its monthly asset purchases.

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Friday, January 17, 2014 1:26 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Ben Bernanke, in his last public remarks as Fed chairman, defended quantitative easing and brushed aside concerns about inflation and capital losses.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 4:00 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

The Beige Book, a compilation of reports from regional Federal Reserve banks, shows the U.S. economy continues to grow at a moderate pace.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 1:40 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

IMF director Christine Lagarde warns that “rising risks of deflation” could prove disastrous for the global economic recovery.

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Friday, January 10, 2014 4:15 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

President Barack Obama announces his intended nominees for vice chair of the Federal Reserve and two seats on the central bank’s Board of Governors.

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