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What the Federal Reserve’s policy statements can reveal about its mindset

by Janet Nguyen Jun 19, 2019
A single word can indicate the central bank’s attitude toward interest rates.
Federal Reserve statements are scrutinized for clues about the Fed’s future actions. Above, Fed Chair Jerome Powell.
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A history of the Fed's interest rate hikes

by Janet Nguyen Jun 19, 2019
When it fears inflation might be getting too high, the Federal Reserve typically raises interest rates.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30:   Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell pauses during a news conference after a Federal Open Market Committee meeting January 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Fed has decided to leave interest rates unchanged. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Fed's challenge: to spur inflation

by Mitchell Hartman Jun 18, 2019
The FOMC meets this week to set interest rate policy, and it faces a slowing economy with inflation falling.
The Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.
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The Fed was unusually chatty Tuesday

by Mitchell Hartman 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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Fed Chair says corporate debt a concern, not yet a catastrophe

by Sabri Ben-Achour May 21, 2019
The ratio of business debt to U.S. GDP is at historic highs. Fed Chair Jerome Powell said signs don’t point to corporate debt bringing down the whole financial system. But he also said there are some things we don’t know…
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell.
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Why the Federal Reserve makes comic books

by Maria Hollenhorst May 21, 2019
“We just wanted to create a tool that was accessible.”
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With no-show inflation, what does the Fed do next?

by Mitchell Hartman Apr 29, 2019
The current rate of inflation is well below target.
The US Federal Reserve building is seen on August 9, 2011 in Washington, DC.
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A look at President Trump’s potential Federal Reserve nominations

by Kai Ryssdal Apr 12, 2019
What factors played a role in his picks?
Herman Cain is a potential nominee to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
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Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen: Far from retired, nowhere near done

by Kai Ryssdal Feb 25, 2019
Yellen talks to us about the economy, Fed policy and President Trump
Janet Yellen at a news conference following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Sept. 17, 2015 in Washington, D.C.
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What’s the Fed saying about interest rates? We asked a linguist

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Feb 20, 2019
Jessica Rett of UCLA helps us parse the central bank's language.
A view of the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C.
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