A few weeks ago, the Federal Reserve delivered to investors what had been rumored and debated for months in the form of a fresh round of quantitative easing, now affectionately labeled QE3.Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve appears to be moving toward announcing some new step to try to energize the troubled U.S. economy. The question is whether it will do so after its policy meeting this week. Probably not, many economists ...
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WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve acted Wednesday to lift an economy that’s being held back by a weakened job market. It’s extending a program designed to spur borrowing and spending through lower long-term U.S. interest rates. The Fed also reiterated ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is meeting this week at a time of high alert — over the slumping U.S. economy, the aftermath of the Greek elections and the shaky financial markets. Whether that means it will announce any new ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Since the Federal Reserve’s policymakers last met in January, the job market has shown more muscle. Employers have hired more than a half million people. The unemployment rate is down. The core issue the policymakers face when they ...Read More »