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, July 27, 2016 2:00 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The central bank votes thumbs-down to an increase in interest rates, kicking the can down the road to at least September.

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Monday, July 25, 2016 6:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The U.S. economy is on fire. So what’s keeping the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates?

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016 4:17 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed’s new Beige Book economic survey says the economy is growing and some jobs are going begging.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016 4:28 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The May jobs report gave the Federal Reserve’s rate-setting panel a jolt that set off worries about the health of the job market.

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Friday, June 24, 2016 10:48 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve is advising calm amid the Brexit brouhaha.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 11:52 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve boss says a British vote to leave the E.U. could rock the U.S. economy.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 2:00 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The Fed shelves a June hike in the federal funds rate — the rate at which banks and credit unions lend reserves to other institutions overnight.

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Monday, June 6, 2016 3:22 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve chief has acknowledged recent data without revealing if a rate hike is coming.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 4:26 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The Fed says the economy is baby-stepping toward growth as consumer spending edges higher.

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Friday, May 27, 2016 3:16 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Fed Chair Janet Yellen has seemed to hint that a rate increase might be closer than many expect.

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