Federal Reserve Blog

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 2:03 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve, taking a fresh look at the economic tea leaves, has decided that a cocktail of record-low interest rates and billions of dollars in monthly asset purchases is still warranted.

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Monday, April 22, 2013 10:08 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke won’t attend the annual Jackson Hole conference in late August.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 4:50 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Beige Book reports moderate economic growth across the country. That’s actually an improvement from the modest growth reported previously.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013 4:16 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The Fed dissed me. And lots of other people, too.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 2:03 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The official policy statement released after the Fed meeting repeated that low rates “will be appropriate at least as long as the unemployment rate remains above 6.5 percent.”

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 6:26 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve’s potential next leader, told a group of financial journalists that a “revolution” has occurred in the way the Fed communicates.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:45 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Low interest rates will be a fact of financial life for another two or three years, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in his first news conference of the year.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:02 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Federal Open Market Committee, or FOMC, is maintaining the target for the benchmark federal funds rate at between zero percent and 0.25 percent.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013 5:34 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Since the beginning of the year, the market has been on a tear. There are three ways Federal Reserve policy has contributed to that.

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Friday, March 8, 2013 5:19 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Americans are borrowing more for cars and college, but remain cautious about credit cards and riskier investments.

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