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THE FEDERAL RESERVE has cut interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Fed cuts rates by quarter point and signals potential for more

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve reduced interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis and hinted it may cut again this year...
FEDERAL RESERVE policy makers said a near-term rate cut was warranted from a risk-management perspective because it could help cushion the effects of possible future adverse shocks to the economy at the Federal Open Market Committee. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Fed minutes show many saw a stronger rate-cut case

WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve officials judged uncertainties and downside risks to the outlook for the United States economy had increased significantly when they gathered...
FEDERAL RESERVE officials judged at their latest meeting that their patient approach to interest-rate changes would be appropriate “for some time.” /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Fed minutes signal patience on rate moves for ‘some time’

NEW YORK – Federal Reserve officials judged at their latest meeting that their patient approach to interest-rate changes would be appropriate “for some time,”...
FEDERAL RESERVE officials scaled back their projected interest-rate increases this year to zero and said they would end the drawdown of central bank bond holdings in September. Above, Fed Chair Jerome Powell. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

Fed sees no 2019 hike, plans Sept. end to asset drawdown

NEW YORK - Federal Reserve officials scaled back their projected interest-rate increases this year to zero and said they would end the drawdown of...
THE FEDERAL RESERVE left interest rates unchanged Thursday in a unanimous vote and stayed on course to hike in December as strong economic growth, higher tariffs and rising wages look set to spur inflation. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Fed stands pat on interest rates ahead of expected Dec. hike

NEW YORK - The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and stayed on course to hike in December as strong economic growth, higher tariffs...
THE FEDERAL RESERVE raised federal interest rates a quarter-point, boosting the benchmark federal funds rate to a target range of 2 percent to 2.25 percent. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Fed raises rates and says more coming, brushing off Trump jabs

NEW YORK - Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates for a third time this year and reaffirmed their outlook for further gradual hikes well into...
FEDERAL RESERVE OFFICIALS raised interest rates for the second time this year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JOSHUA ROBERTS

Fed raises rates; Officials lift outlook to four 2018 hikes

NEW YORK – Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates for the second time this year and upgraded their forecast to four total increases in...
THE FEDERAL RESERVE unanimously voted to lift the federal funds rate target range from 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Fed raises rates, steepens path of hikes as outlook strengthens

NEW YORK - Federal Reserve officials, meeting for the first time under Chairman Jerome Powell, raised the benchmark lending rate a quarter-point and forecast a...
WILLIAM DUDLEY, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, says the risk of an overheating U.S. economy in the next few years, partly fueled by tax cuts, reinforces the case for continued gradual interest-rate increases. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Fed’s Dudley worries tax cuts risk overheating U.S. economy

NEW YORK - The risk of an overheating U.S. economy in the next few years, partly fueled by tax cuts, reinforces the case for continued gradual...
JANET YELLEN, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRIS RATCLIFFE

Fed to shrink assets next month, boost rates by year-end

NEW YORK - Federal Reserve officials set an October start for shrinking their $4.5 trillion stockpile of assets, moving to unwind a pillar of...
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