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Why aren't businesses investing more in the future?

by Sabri Ben-Achour Aug 1, 2019
Market turmoil trade tensions ... there’s a lot that’s been worrying businesses so far this year.
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The first rate cut in over 10 years: what a difference a decade makes

by Sabri Ben-Achour Jul 31, 2019
A global economic meltdown caused the last rate cuts. Today, the economy is far from that point.
Newspapers at a newsstand on Sept. 16, 2008, in New York City, at the height of the Great Recession.
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Behind the scenes at the Fed

by Kai Ryssdal, Sean McHenry, and Maria Hollenhorst Jul 31, 2019
Kai Ryssdal spoke with a former Fed governor about what it's like to be in the room when the FOMC makes a major decision.
The Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C., in 2008.
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Why U.S. interest rates won’t go negative ... yet

by Justin Ho Jul 31, 2019
The Federal Reserve just announced it’s cutting interest rates. But in many parts of the world, interest rates are in negative territory. Given the right circumstances, U.S. rates could go negative, too.
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Fed cuts key rate in its first reduction in more than decade

by Associated Press Jul 31, 2019
The Federal Reserve announced today that it has cut interest rates, causing stocks to fall slightly.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a press conference after the Fed announced interest rates would remain unchanged, in Washington, DC, in January 2019.
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Your questions about the Federal Reserve and interest rates, answered

by Janet Nguyen Jul 31, 2019
How exactly do interest rates affect us? And just why is the Fed expected to cut them? We've got you covered.
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Why the Fed decided to be transparent

by Kai Ryssdal Jul 30, 2019
The Federal Reserve used to be an economic black box. Now Chair Powell holds press conferences throughout the year. How'd it get to this point?
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell decided to hold press conferences after each Federal Open Market Committee meeting beginning in January.
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What questions do you have about the Federal Reserve?

by Marketplace Staff Jul 24, 2019
With the Fed expected to cut interest rates next week, let us know what you want us to answer about the central bank.
Jerome Powell during his confirmation hearing for Fed Chair in late 2017.
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How a simple statement from Fed Chair Jerome Powell can cause the markets to fluctuate

by Janet Nguyen Jul 19, 2019
Investors look closely for signs of a rate cut or hike. Here are some examples of how his words moved the Dow.
Fed Chair Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference on Dec. 19, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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The Boston Fed president says the economy is doing "quite well"

by Kai Ryssdal, Daniel Shin, and Daisy Palacios Jul 19, 2019
What could this mean for an interest rate cut this month?
Eric Rosengren has been serving as the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston since 2007.
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