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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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FED remain the Interest Rate at 1.25%

FEDERAL RESERVE ISSUES FOMC STATEMENT Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising moderately so far this year. Job gains have remained solid in recent months, and the unemployment rate has stayed low. Household spending has been expanding at a moderate

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FED leaves rates unchanged at 1.00-1.25%

After hike in June, the FED leaves rates unchanged at 1.00>1.25% today as expected. Here is the full FOMC statement on July 26, 2017 Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising moderately so far this year. Job gains have been

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FED raises Interest Rates for the second time in 2017

The Fed hiked interest rates for the second time this year, in a widely expected move that reflects the central bank’s confidence in the US economy. At the conclusion of their two-day meeting on Wednesday, the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee raised their benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to a range of 1% to 1.25%. The move was essentially

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