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.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 6:01 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Fed chair, chairman or chairwoman: Which title will Janet Yellen choose?

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 10:42 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

President Barack Obama nominates Janet Yellen to be the next Federal Reserve Chair.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 6:11 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Is QE3 like performance-enhancing drugs or booze? And how long will the respite last in mortgage rates? Bankrate’s Greg McBride and Mark Hamrick explain.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 4:50 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues surprised some by sticking with the current monetary policy.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2:03 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve has been buying billions of dollars a month in bonds to hasten the economic recovery. Is it time for the Fed to cut back?

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 5:06 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Eight of the bank presidents characterize their region’s economic growth as “moderate” in July and August, while three others edgily call growth “modest.”

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Monday, August 26, 2013 2:02 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Top economists are weighing in on when the Federal Reserve will scale down its economic stimulus.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 5:55 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

The Fed is less optimistic about the economy and uncertain about when to trim the stimulus program that has long helped keep rates low.

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Tags: fed, FOMC, minutes
Thursday, August 1, 2013 5:05 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In recent days, the focus has been on the apparent emerging horse race to succeed Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 2:01 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Fed’s decisions come as the economy shows uneven performance, weighed down by sputtering foreign economies.

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