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Fed officials are divided over whether the economy needs more rate cuts

Federal Reserve policymakers have become increasingly divided over how to weigh signs of strains on the economy against still solid growth.
President Donald Trump stands behind Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell.

The Federal Reserve just slashed interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis

The move marked a watershed moment for policymakers as they take steps to sustain the longest expansion on record.

Trump lashes out at the Federal Reserve yet again, comparing it to ‘a stubborn child’

Trump has stepped up his attacks on the central bank as his trade wars threaten to hurt the economy in the run-up to the 2020 elections.

Here comes the Fed…

The Federal Reserve is expected to leave borrowing costs unchanged at the end of a two-day policy meeting Wednesday.
President Donald Trump and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell

The White House probably won’t be happy with the Fed’s interest rate decision

The Federal Reserve is expected to leave borrowing costs unchanged at the end of a two-day policy meeting Wednesday even as the White House steps up pressure to lower them.
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.