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The Fed may have been wrong about the economy for years

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Dec 11, 2019
2019 saw a major shift in monetary policy. Does that mean the Fed has been wrong about the economy for years?
Fed Chair Jerome Powell speaks following the final FOMC meeting of 2019.
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Paul Volcker's battle against inflation pushed interest rates up to 20%

by Amy Scott Dec 9, 2019
Getting a loan in the early 1980s was a lot more expensive than today. That was the point.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker testifies before the Joint Economic Committee May 14, 2008 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
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Fed meets ahead of interest rate decision

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 30, 2019
Economists think another interest rate cut is on the way.
A view of the U.S. Federal Reserve building. 
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Fewer companies say Fed rate cuts will improve their business

by Erika Beras Oct 28, 2019
A survey from the National Association for Business Economics found members are bracing for the economy to slow.
More companies are feeling interest rate changes won't affect them.
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When interest rates drop, savers feel the pinch first

by Justin Ho Sep 19, 2019
Savers can be the first to lose when the Fed lowers the interest rate.
The potential to earn in a savings account has gone down with interest rate cuts. Above, a Chase Bank in New York.
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What exactly is the repo market?

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 18, 2019
It's how banks borrow money overnight. And it got a little crazy this week.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference Wednesday in Washington, D.C., about the Fed's decision to cut interest rates.
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What are negative interest rates?

by Kai Ryssdal Aug 22, 2019
While the U.S. waits on word of rate cuts, the global economy is seeing negative interest rates.
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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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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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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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