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, May 20, 2015 3:41 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Fed meeting minutes suggest policymakers aren’t eager to take the plunge to higher rates.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 1:59 pm
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

Listen to why the Fed may be inclined to raise interest rates later, rather than sooner.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 1:57 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

See if Janet Yellen and the Fed have given new clues on when rock-bottom rates will end.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 4:23 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve relies heavily on the words “modest” and “moderate” in describing economic activity around the country over the past six weeks. The Beige Book economic survey, prepared for the late April meeting of Fed policymakers, points fingers at a variety of factors that have been dampening growth. Some issues, such as the since-resolved

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 4:12 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Minutes from the most recent Fed meeting indicate there’s disagreement on when to raise rates.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 5:44 pm
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

A jump in June? Hear the latest on when the Fed is likely to raise interest rates.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:58 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Fed keeps a key rate the same but signals a possible rate hike in the future.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 4:13 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Harsh winter weather has put a chill on the Fed’s Beige Book economic survey.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:06 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed boss reminds Congress that the central bank will take its time with raising rates.

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Friday, February 20, 2015 3:09 pm
By Stacy Jones · Bankrate.com

At the end of December, student loan debt reached $1.2 trillion.

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