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, 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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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 4:48 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Members of the Federal Open Market Committee at its April meeting saw conditions in the labor market improve, even as the economy appeared to have slowed.

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

Policymakers at the Federal Reserve have opted to keep interest rates frozen.

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Monday, April 25, 2016 8:00 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A federal feud: The central bank and Congress members often find themselves at odds.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 2:00 pm
By Eileen AJ Connelly · Bankrate.com

The Fed delays another rate hike as it waits to see how the U.S. weathers economic weakness abroad and falling oil prices at home.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 4:41 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed’s latest economic survey finds a growing economy, despite weak spots.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 5:20 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Federal Reserve minutes reveal officials’ worries about slowing the economy too much in the face of global economic turbulence.

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