The Fed’s decision to raise rates is likely to put more pressure on regional banks, which will make it harder to avoid a recession.
The Fed lifted its benchmark interest rate just 0.25 percentage point following a series of much more aggressive rate hikes in 2022.
The rising cost of living doesn’t hit all Americans equally. Yet the benchmark figure for charting the rising cost of living excludes people in rural areas.
The cost of borrowing for a home has fallen in recent months, despite repeated increases of the benchmark interest rate. An economist explains the seeming paradox.
The Fed is also beginning to reduce its massive balance sheet, which is beginning to cause disruptions in the $24 trillion Treasury market.
The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates by an additional three-quarters of a percentage point. An economist explains what this means for the economy.
Because housing is sensitive to changes in borrowing costs, it can tell policymakers and consumers a lot about whether the Fed’s plan is working.
The Fed raised interest rates the most in nearly three decades to fight stubborn inflation. A finance expert explains what’s happening, the risks and what it means for consumers.
A bigger-than-expected jump in inflation means the Fed may have to get more aggressive about interest rate hikes. An obscure economic indicator suggests it has room to do so.
The Fed lifted its benchmark interest rate by half a percentage point as it fights raging inflation.
The Fed officially began its biggest inflation fight in four decades.
Higher interest rates reduce demand for goods and services, which makes it harder for companies to raise prices. But there are risks as well.
The US central bank said surging inflation is guiding its decision about when to lift interest rates. Two experts on financial markets explain what might happen next.
The Federal Reserve decided to slow its pace of bond-buying, potentially the beginning of the end of a program that’s been supporting the economy since March 2020.
Inflation has been low, but if the Fed isn’t careful, keeping rates too low, too long could lead to runaway inflation.
Like Congress with its $2 trillion bailout, the Fed is engaged in an unprecedented effort to save the US economy and financial system from collapse.
The Fed slashed interest rates to near zero but, just as in 2008, it will require unprecedented action to calm panicky markets.
The Fed cut rates for the third time in as many months – something practically unheard of in a strong economy.
The US economy may be in worse shape than it seems.
An economist unravels the seeming contradiction between stocks flirting with all-time highs and growing fears of a recession.