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.
Monday, December 9, 2013 4:10 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Between a possible reduction in asset purchases and a shift in leadership, interest rates may be headed upward. But when?

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 10:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book doesn’t shed much new light on where things are headed.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:20 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Senate Banking Committee has approved the nomination of Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chair.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 5:20 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed hadn’t seen enough improvement in the economy to begin cutting asset purchases.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013 3:35 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Not sure what to anticipate, Janet Yellen breezed through the Senate Committee’s line of questioning today.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5:54 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Janet Yellen released her statement before her confirmation hearing, but her toughest challenge likely will be tomorrow.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 2:00 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In the wake of the partial government shutdown, the Federal Reserve is continuing monthly asset purchases.

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Friday, October 25, 2013 4:27 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Is Sen. Rand Paul threatening to hold up Janet Yellen’s nomination for Fed chair?

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Friday, October 25, 2013 2:22 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan says he made mistakes but wouldn’t have done anything differently.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 2:47 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The latest report from the Fed finds the economy expanding at a modest or moderate pace.

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