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The economy isn’t speeding, so there’s no need to pump the brakes
Mar 21, 2019

The economy isn’t speeding, so there’s no need to pump the brakes

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The Fed decides to hold off on raising interest rates. Italy is buying what China is selling on infrastructure. Plus, the top spot for happiest place on earth goes to — surprise — Scandinavia.

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The Fed holds interest rates steady, reflecting moderate economic slowdown

Mar 21, 2019
In a sharp turn from December’s forecasts, the Federal Reserve announced yesterday that it will hold short-term interest rates steady. The announcement comes amid signs of a slowing economy and weakening consumer and business spending. For workers and the housing market, however, the economy is still healthy.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference on March 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. Powell said the Fed will not raise interest rates this quarter as was previously expected.
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The Fed decides to hold off on raising interest rates. Italy is buying what China is selling on infrastructure. Plus, the top spot for happiest place on earth goes to — surprise — Scandinavia.

Today’s show is sponsored by Panopto and WellFrame.

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Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer