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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell is due to hold a news conference after the FOMC decision on Wednesday.

US stocks set to gain as investors await the first Fed meeting of 2019 and a tech earnings bonanza

Chinese stocks slipped, Europe was mixed, and US futures gained before the Fed decision. Investors are navigating a minefield of market catalysts.
Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on his nomination to become chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve in Washington, U.S., November 28, 2017.

Fed raises interest rates amid fierce pushback from Trump, signals fewer hikes in 2019

This was the Federal Reserve's most anticipated interest-rate decision and press conference in recent memory.

Fed leaves rates unchanged, expects to keep hiking them gradually

Traders are certain that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December — a decision that would quickly lift borrowing costs for Americans.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the House Financial Services Committee.

Fed holds interest rates, says economy is growing at a ‘strong’ pace

The Federal Reserve held its benchmark interest rate unchanged Wednesday and reaffirmed its plans to continue raising borrowing costs at a gradual pace.

Here’s the new Fed dot plot

The Federal Open Market Committee released its quarterly "dot plot," showing where Fed members expect rates to go over the next few years. The median member predicts rates will be between 2.25% and 2.5% at the end of 2018.

Fed raises interest rates, expects 2 more hikes this year

This was the seventh interest-rate hike since late 2015, when the Federal Reserve first began lifting interest rates from almost zero. It kept borrowing costs that low after the financial crisis to encourage businesses and consumers to spend and grow the economy.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the House Financial Services Committee.

Fed holds interest rates steady, says inflation is close to its target

Just before the Federal Open Market Committee's two-day meeting, we learned that the Fed's preferred gauge of inflation nearly hit its 2% target after years of lagging behind.
Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on his nomination to become chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve in Washington, U.S., November 28, 2017.

Fed sounds the alarm on the damage a trade war could do to the US economy

Federal Reserve officials saw US trade spats with China as a risk to the economy when they held a policy meeting in March.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the House Financial Services Committee.

Fed raises interest rates, signals 2 more hikes in 2018

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise rates, but there's suspense about the rest of 2018.
Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen

Some Fed officials worry inflation will stay below their target

The meeting happened right as inflation was becoming a big concern for investors.