Federal Reserve Blog

Thursday, September 6, 2012 12:22 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The European Central Bank met this week and announced that it will buy an unlimited amount of sovereign debt from euro area countries in a new sterilized plan.

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Friday, August 31, 2012 12:05 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

If there is more stimulus planned, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke declined to hint at it directly Friday in his speech at the annual economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo. He did, predictably, leave the door open. Over the past five years, the Federal Reserve has acted to support economic growth and foster job creation,

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 5:30 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Beige Book shows that through July and August the economy grew slowly, though there are some economic bright spots including retail and real estate.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:21 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

If banks could no longer earn money depositing excess reserves at Federal Reserve Banks, would they make more loans? Probably not but it’s not what you think.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 4:44 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Additional monetary accommodation could be warranted fairly soon, many members of the Federal Open Market Committee said in their Aug. 1 meeting, according to the FOMC meeting minutes released by the Federal Reserve on Wednesday. The question is, is that still true? Not everyone thinks so. The Fed minutes from the beginning of August show

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 11:15 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The European central bank met this week and made no changes to policy, though they may take action in coming weeks.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 2:14 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

No changes to monetary policy or interest rates came out of this week’s meeting of the Federal Reserve’s rate-setting committee.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 4:19 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The US economic recovery isn’t exactly blowing the doors off, according to the latest edition of the Fed’s Beige Book.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 3:58 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was on the hot seat today as senators grilled him on Libor, QE3 and the state of the economy.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 5:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The group responsible for monetary policy is divided on how to help the economy.

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