Federal Reserve Chair Powell Hints at Pause in Rate Hikes
WASHINGTON — Chair Jerome Powell indicated May 19 that the Federal Reserve likely will forgo an increase in its benchmark interest rate when it meets in June.May 19, 2023
Fed Raises Key Rate by Quarter-Point Despite Bank Turmoil
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve extended its yearlong fight against high inflation March 22 by raising its key interest rate a quarter-point.March 22, 2023
Fed Lifts Rate by Quarter-Point, Signals More Hikes Ahead
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve extended its fight against high inflation on Feb. 1 by raising its key interest rate by a quarter-point, its eighth hike since March.February 1, 2023
Fed Hikes Rate by Half-Point, Signals More to Come
The Federal Reserve reinforced its inflation fight Dec. 14 by raising its key interest rate for the seventh time this year and signaling more hikes to come.December 14, 2022
Federal Reserve Hikes Rates Again, but Hints at Pullback
The Federal Reserve pumped up its benchmark interest rate on Nov. 2 by three-quarters of a point for a fourth straight time but hinted that it could soon reduce the size of its rate hikes.November 2, 2022
Fed Attacks Inflation With Another Big Hike and Expects More
Intensifying its fight against high inflation, the Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate Sept. 21 by a substantial three-quarters of a point for a third straight time and signaled more large rate hikes to come.September 21, 2022
Fed Seen Holding Rates at Zero for Five Years in New Policy
The Federal Reserve looks likely to keep short-term interest rates near zero for five years or possibly more after it adopts a new strategy for carrying out monetary policy.
Fed Cuts Rates by Quarter Point, Hints It May Be Done for Now
Federal Reserve officials reduced interest rates by a quarter-percentage point for the third time this year and hinted they may be done loosening monetary policy, at least for one meeting.
Federal Reserve Cuts Rate .25%
Federal Reserve policymakers lowered their main interest rate for a second time this year while splitting over the need for further easing, caught between uncertainty over trade and global growth and a domestic economy that’s holding up well.
Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates for First Time Since 2008
The Federal Reserve reduced interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis in a move that Chairman Jerome Powell said was designed to “ensure against downside risks” rather than signaling the start of a lengthy cycle of monetary policy easing.July 31, 2019