Fed Maintains Stimulus Commitment as Economic Outlook Dims

This post was originally published on this siteThe Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy faced major challenges from the coronavirus pandemic and reiterated its pledge to take aggressive action

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Why Growth in the Fed’s Asset Portfolio Has Paused

This post was originally published on this siteThe Federal Reserve’s asset buying is taking a summer break after surging in the spring, but that doesn’t mean the central bank has

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Fed’s Brainard Sees Substantial Economic Risks and Slow Recovery

This post was originally published on this siteA top official at the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy still faces substantial risks from the shock caused by the coronavirus pandemic as well

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Fed Keeps Options Open on Yield Caps but Looks to Other Tools First

This post was originally published on this siteThe Federal Reserve is unlikely to cap short-term Treasury yields as part of its initial package of economic stimulus measures, instead reserving

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Automakers, Technology Firms Are Largest Components of Fed’s Corporate-Bond Purchases

This post was originally published on this siteApple Inc., Verizon Corp. and the U.S. divisions of several foreign auto makers are among the largest direct beneficiaries of Federal Reserve

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Powell Says Economic Gains Are at Risk if Stimulus Measures End Prematurely

This post was originally published on this siteFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said recent economic improvement could be jeopardized if Congress curtailed support to workers displaced and

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Lending, Spending and Rates: What to Watch at Powell’s Hearing

This post was originally published on this siteFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell returns to Congress on Tuesday morning to testify after a four-month interval in which the central bank has

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Fed Will Amass Corporate Bond Portfolio Using Index Approach

This post was originally published on this siteThe Federal Reserve said Monday it would augment a previously announced program to purchase bonds of U.S. companies that were highly rated in

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Fed Makes Terms More Favorable for Main Street Lending Program

This post was originally published on this siteThe Federal Reserve said Monday it will expand lending terms for its incipient program to extend loans to small and midsize businesses in a bid to

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Fed Debates Whether to Reinforce Low-Rate Pledge with Yield Caps

This post was originally published on this siteTo stimulate the economy in the past decade with interest rates pinned near zero, the Federal Reserve made promises about how long they would remain

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