Federal Reserve Blog

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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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:47 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Interest rates will remain painfully low for savers, while borrowers who qualify will find the mortgage rates of a lifetime. Credit card rates will remain low, as will car loan rates.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:15 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

After an eventful September meeting, this time the Federal Reserve’s policymaking committee took a rest.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 5:18 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The most recent Beige Book from the Federal Reserve shows economies modestly improving across the country. Learn more at Bankrate.com.

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Friday, October 5, 2012 11:23 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The Fed, faced with a laundry list of economic troubles and stubborn unemployment, decided to go all-in on job growth.

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