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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference on December 19, 2018 in Washington, DC.

An increasing number of economists think a rate cut is coming

About 51% of economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal think the Fed will lower interest rates in its next move.
This is Stephen Moore. He likes tax cuts.

‘Stupid and evil’: Stephen Moore blames liberals for his rejected Fed nomination

Stephen Moore suggested Wednesday evening that partisan attacks were behind his failed Fed nomination.

Here comes the Fed …

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to leave borrowing costs unchanged at the end of a two-day policy meeting on 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.

Trump’s top economic adviser keeps calling for a rate cut, but economists say that probably won’t happen anytime soon

Following softer than expected inflation readings, some are betting on lower borrowing costs. Economists say they're setting themselves up for disappointment.

The Fed’s favorite inflation gauge just rose at the slowest pace in more than a year

The Federal Reserve's favorite measure of inflation rose at the slowest pace in more than a year while consumer spending picked up.

Here are the officials who vote on the Federal Reserve committee that sets interest rates

President Donald Trump often blames his monetary policy frustrations on Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, but rates are determined by a group of central bankers.

The Fed isn’t ruling out a rate hike this year

Federal Reserve officials expect some aspects of the economy to improve in the coming months and could still increase interest rates later in the year, minutes from its latest meeting revealed Wednesday.

Trump’s Fed shakeup could leave US policymakers’ hands tied during a recession

Economists say that Trump's potential Fed nominees could hinder the central bank's ability to respond to a recession.

Trump just put pressure on the Fed to cut rates. Here’s what it’d take for that to happen, according to economists

Economists say business and consumer conditions would have to change substantially in order for an interest rate cut to happen.