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The Federal Reserve will have a lot to talk about this week

Jerome Powell, chair of the Federal Reserve's board of governors, speaks during a conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in June.

Jerome Powell, chair of the Federal Reserve's board of governors, speaks during a conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in June. Scott Olson/Getty Images

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The central bankers at the Federal Reserve meet Tuesday and Wednesday to decide whether or not to stimulate the economy by cutting interest rates. Odds are they will cut a bit, hoping to reduce the risk of a slowdown. And Fed Chair Jerome Powell is facing economic uncertainty from lots of places, on top of harsh attacks from President Donald Trump.

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