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How much influence does the market have on the Fed's rate decision?

by Kimberly Adams Jul 11, 2019
Markets are ready for a cut. And that might be coming — but not just because of the markets.
The New York Stock Exchange as seen in December 2018 in Downtown Manhattan.
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Interest rates: where they hurt and where they help you

by Janet Nguyen Dec 19, 2018
The Fed has hiked interest rates for the fourth time this year. Here’s how this major decision could affect your savings and borrowing rates.
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Fed lifts rates for 4th time this year but sees fewer hikes

by Associated Press Dec 19, 2018
The quarter-point hike, to a range of 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent, lifts the Fed’s benchmark rate to its highest point since 2008.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a press conference in Washington, DC, September 26, 2018.
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The Federal Reserve

How the Fed has changed

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Jul 12, 2018
A brief look at how five Fed chairs shifted the culture of the central bank.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill Feb. 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C. 
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The Federal Reserve

Fed Chair Jay Powell: We’re “independent of political considerations”

by Kai Ryssdal Jul 12, 2018
In a 30 minute conversation, Chairman Powell discusses tariffs, political pressure on the Fed and wage stagnation.
Jerome Powell listens as President Trump announces Powell as nominee for Chairman of the Federal Reserve in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, November 2, 2017.
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The Federal Reserve

The long and twisting story of how Jay Powell became our next Federal Reserve chair

by Bridget Bodnar Feb 5, 2018
Feuding congressmen, a formula to set monetary policy and the Swedes all played a part in this epic Twitter thread. We've set it to music.
Jerome Powell will be sworn in as chair of the Federal Reserve on Monday.
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Trump's Fed chair nominee is a lot like Yellen. So why replace her?

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Nov 2, 2017
The key difference? Jerome Powell was selected by Trump and Yellen wasn't.
President Donald Trump nominated Jerome Powell for Federal Reserve chair.
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The decision about the new Federal Reserve chair is coming soon

by Kai Ryssdal and Shaheen Ainpour 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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