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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.
Businessman signs contract behind home architectural model

What the Fed may be weighing as it decides what to do about interest rates

by Marielle Segarra Jul 29, 2019
Unemployment is low. Consumer spending is high. But we're also in a trade war with China, and growth is slowing around the world.
A view of the Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.
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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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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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The Federal Reserve

A guide to the Federal Reserve’s board of directors

by Janet Nguyen Jul 19, 2019
The Federal Reserve is a complex system that includes dozens of bankers and economic leaders. But who has influence?
A view of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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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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The Federal Reserve

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)

Credit card companies will lower your interest rates — if you ask them

by Ben Bradford Jun 14, 2019
A new survey finds 81% of people who asked for a better rate got one.
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