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The Fed will sell some of the bonds it's been buying in an effort to cool the economy

Apr 6, 2022
Selling the Treasury and mortgage-back bonds on its balance sheet helps the central bank raise interest rates.
According to its March meeting minutes, the Federal Reserve will start selling $95 billion worth of bonds per month.
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The markets are doing something weird. No — something else.

Mar 13, 2020
Even the most basic economic relationships are starting to go a little haywire.
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Atlanta Fed president: "Slower [economy] doesn't necessarily portend a crisis"

Raphael Bostic explains why consumer psychology keeps him up at night.
"The longer these expansions are able to go, that provides more opportunity for the last ones in," says Raphael Bostic, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
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The Fed was unusually chatty Tuesday

Jun 4, 2019
Five public speeches? Even for increasingly communicative central bankers, that's a lot.
Fed chair Jerome Powell speaks during a conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on June 4.
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What is a "neutral" interest rate?

Nov 29, 2018
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said interest rates were just below neutral. We break down what that means.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at the Economic Club of New York on November 28, 2018 in New York City. Following news that Powell said interest rates are close to neutral, stocks rose in afternoon trading.
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The decision about the new Federal Reserve chair is coming soon

Oct 30, 2017
Victoria Guida from Politico talks about Fed Chair Janet Yellen and her possible successor.
Flags fly over the Federal Reserve Building on December 16, 2008 in Washington, D.C. 
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Push for diverse hire to head regional Federal Reserve bank in Atlanta

Nov 8, 2016
The regional bank president in Atlanta is stepping down.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, where the current president is planning to retire next year. Some activists and lawmakers are calling for more diversity in the central banking system's leadership.
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'Too big to fail' worries still persist

Feb 17, 2016
The head of the Minneapolis Fed says he remains concerned.
Neel Kashkari says the U.S. economy could tank if big banks fail. 
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There's no one magic number for the Fed

Dec 15, 2015
We're as sure as we can be that a rate hike is going to happen, but how big will it be?