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Fed: No evidence of leaks from 2012 meeting

WASHINGTON — An investigation by the Federal Reserve has found no evidence that market-sensitive information was deliberately leaked from its interest-rate policy meeting in September 2012. The Fed said in a summary of its investigation, provided to Congress on Monday, ...

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No rate hike until job market improves, inflation rises

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it needs to see further improvement in the job market and higher inflation before it raises interest rates from record lows. At the same time, the Fed at least opened the door ...

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Fed struggled in 2009 over how to boost economy

WASHINGTON — As the Great Recession inflicted worsening damage on the U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve struggled during 2009 to determine the best corrective steps to pursue. Transcripts of their meetings released Wednesday showed that the Fed’s policymakers feared the ...

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Almost half of US households exhaust their salaries

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve has declared economic growth “solid.” But several new reports show most Americans are treading along a dangerous financial tightrope, where one slip could be devastating. Nearly half of U.S. households — 47 percent — say ...

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Fed sees foreign weakness as risk to US economy

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policy-makers discussed various risks to the U.S. economy at their December meeting but concluded that the big drop in oil prices was likely to end up boosting growth. Minutes of the Fed’s Dec. 16-17 meeting released ...

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How well did the Fed’s stimulus work?

NEW YORK — Soaring inflation. A collapsing dollar. Bubbles in financial markets that would soon pop. One presidential candidate even suggested that the Federal Reserve chairman should be roughed up. Over the past five years, as the Fed has pumped ...

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