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Wednesday, April 09, 2014 5:09 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve’s minutes show the central bank held an unusual pre-meeting video conference

Monday, March 31, 2014 2:31 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Federal Reserve ChairJanet Yellen says the central bank won’t be quick to pull the rate trigger.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The only surprise in this week’s Fed statement appeared in the “forward guidance,” in which the central bank tried once again to clarify the timing of a future interest rate increase.

Monday, March 17, 2014 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

This week’s economic news will be led by Janet Yellen’s debut running a Fed meeting.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 3:14 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Fed Chair Janet Yellen tells senators the central bank is watching the effects of weather and Bitcoin.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 1:44 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

There’s a saying that, if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. For decades, the Federal Reserve wielded only a hammer as it maintained monetary policy. Then, five years ago, it borrowed a screwdriver. Today, we saw a sign that the Fed won’t return the screwdriver it borrowed.

Monday, February 24, 2014 2:02 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Former Treasury Secretary raises questions about the economy and the Fed’s current course.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 4:01 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Notes from the most recent Fed meeting indicate central bankers are impressed with the economy’s performance.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:55 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The new Federal Reserve boss appears content to be Bernanke 2.0 — for now.

Thursday, January 30, 2014 5:05 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

As Ben Bernanke leaves the Federal Reserve, it’s not yet clear how his chairmanship will be remembered.

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