Federal Reserve Blog

Thursday, February 28, 2013 3:20 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Consumer debt grew in the final quarter of 2012, marking the first increase in household debt in more than four years.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 6:02 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Federal Open Market Committee met on Jan. 29 and 30 and decided to continue purchasing $40 billion of agency mortgage-backed securities per month and $45 billion of longer-term Treasuries per month.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 3:40 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed sticks with a target for the benchmark rate of between zero percent and 0.25 percent. That’s nice for borrowers but not for savers.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 2:18 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve says it will keep the federal funds rate near zero percent until joblessness drops.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013 4:42 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

FOMC members are split on when to end quantitative easing, some favoring as early as the end of this year.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 5:25 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve chairman spoke about why he’s worried about the “fiscal cliff” and how the Fed’s transparency on rate movement will benefit markets.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 1:30 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The FOMC left the benchmark rate low and expanded the stimulus program known as QE3 — but tied its rate forecast to unemployment and inflation.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 12:33 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The FOMC will keep the federal funds rate at its current ultralow level and voted to expand the bond-buying program announced in September, known as QE3.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012 3:27 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The final Beige Book for the year was released today by the Federal Reserve. It showed modest growth in various industries across the country and some slowing.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 5:02 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

According to the minutes from the October meeting, the FOMC discussed how to effectively communicate the path of interest rates and additional asset purchases.

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