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The FED cut rates by 0.25% for the first time since 2008

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered interest rates for the first time since the Great Recession in 2008 to help stave off the possibility of an economic downturn. Policymakers led by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell voted 8-2 in favor of a small cut in the federal funds rate, and recommitted to their promise to “act as appropriate” to sustain the country’s

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FED on hold with rates and sees no cuts in 2019?

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in May indicates that the labor market remains strong and that economic activity is rising at a moderate rate. Job gains have been solid, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has remained low. Although growth of household spending appears to have picked up from earlier in the year,

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FED holds interest rates in 2.25 – 2.50% range

Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicates that the labor market remains strong and that economic activity rose at a solid rate. Job gains have been solid, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has remained low. Growth of household spending and business fixed investment slowed in the

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FED leaves rates unchanged

Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January indicates that the labor market remains strong but that growth of economic activity has slowed from its solid rate in the fourth quarter. Payroll employment was little changed in February, but job gains have been solid, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment

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The FED left interest rate unchanged at its first meeting of 2019

The Fed left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at its first meeting of 2019, a decision that was widely expected. What surprised markets was the indication that rates, which are in a range of 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent, may stay put for some time. The Fed’s chairman, Jerome H. Powell, said economic growth remained “solid” and the central bank

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FED hikes rate and lower 2019 projection to 2 increases

FEDERAL RESERVE ISSUES FOMC STATEMENT Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in November indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a strong rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has remained low. Household spending has continued to grow strongly,

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FED raises interest rate to 2.25 percent

Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in August indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a strong rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has stayed low. Household spending and business fixed investment have

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FED raises interest rates and signals 2 more in 2018

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday and signaled that 2 additional increases were on the way fin 2018, as officials expressed confidence that the United States economy was strong enough for borrowing costs to rise without choking off economic growth. The Fed’s raises benchmark rate today to a range of 1.75 to 2 percent. The last time the

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FOMC holds interest rates in range of 1.50%-1.75%

Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a moderate rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has stayed low. Recent data suggest that growth of household

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FED on hold with rates

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in December indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate. Gains in employment, household spending, and business fixed investment have been solid, and the unemployment rate has stayed low. On a 12-month basis, both overall inflation and inflation for

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FED raised rates to 1.50%

As expected, FED raised rates for 0.25 points, from 1.25 to 1.50% today. Here is the FOMC statement and economic projections. Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in November indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate. Averaging through hurricane-related fluctuations, job gains have been

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