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.
Friday, August 26, 2016 12:46 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In her highly anticipated speech at a conference of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen noted that the U.S. economy is “now nearing the Federal Reserve’s statutory goals of maximum employment and price stability.”

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016 4:36 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Notes from the last Federal Reserve meeting don’t make the Fed’s plans any clearer.

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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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