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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (AP Photo/John Locher)
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Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low

The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.

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The Federal Reserve building
The Federal Reserve building (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike

When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words: Considerable time."

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen attends a Board of Governors meeting at the Federal Reserve in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen attends a Board of Governors meeting at the Federal Reserve in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Regulators set rules meant to ward off future bank crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators are set to require big banks to keep enough high-quality assets on hand to survive during a severe downturn, the latest move under congressional mandate to lessen the likelihood of another financial meltdown.

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen Holds News Conference On Interest Rates
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Yellen: US economy still needs help from Fed

The U.S. economy still isn't healthy enough to grow at a consistently strong pace without the Federal Reserve's help.

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen Tours Daley College In Chicago
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Fed Likely to Reiterate Flexible Policy on Rates

In her first weeks as Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen has made one thing clear: The Fed will keep all options open in deciding when to raise interest rates from record lows.

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen Tours Daley College In Chicago
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Yellen: Fed Stimulus Still Needed for Job Market

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policy to respond to unforeseen challenges.

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Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen arrives at a news conference
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen arrives at a news conference (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Fed Clarifies Guidance on Short-Term Rates

The Federal Reserve is seeking to clarify when it might start to raise short-term interest rates from record lows.

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen
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Yellen: Fed Monitoring Recent Weaker Economic Data

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen noted Thursday that recent economic data have pointed to weaker-than-expected gains in consumer spending and job growth. She said the Fed will be watching to see whether the slowdown proves only a temporary blip caused by severe winter weather.

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Fed Minutes Point to Continued Paring of Stimulus

Federal Reserve officials agreed at their January meeting that further gradual reductions in their stimulus would be appropriate as long as the economy keeps improving.

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Fed Continues Stimulus Reduction [AUDIO]

The Federal Reserve further backed off of its economic stimulus program Wednesday, reducing bond purchases by another $10 billion.

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