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, 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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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 4:24 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Minutes from last month’s Fed meeting yield few clues about when rates will rise.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 2:03 pm
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

The Fed still says, “No rush!” But you still need to be ready for when rates rise.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 2:01 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The federal funds rate will remain ultralow, targeting between zero and 0.25 percent.

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