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Rate hike is likely this year, says Fed Vice Chair Fischer

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer says he expects the Fed to start raising interest rates sometime this year. Once that happens, though, rates won't likely move in any predictable pattern, he added.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (AP Photo/John Locher)
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What it means if Fed no longer says it’s ‘patient’ on rates

For the Federal Reserve, patience may no longer be a virtue.

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Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen (Win McNamee, Getty Images)
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Fed stays ‘patient’ on rate hike; notes ultra-low inflation

The Federal Reserve reiterated Wednesday that it will be "patient" in raising rates from record lows but noted that inflation remains well below its target rate.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen Holds News Conference
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen holds news conference on Sept. 17, 2014 (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Low inflation likely to keep Fed ‘patient’ about a rate hike

The Federal Reserve ended 2014 with a pledge to be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows. The way things are going, its patience may endure for a long while.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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Fed to be ‘patient’ about a rate hike; stocks soar

The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. economy. But it will be "patient" in deciding when to do so.

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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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Student loan rates rise today [AUDIO]

It'll cost more to borrow money for a college education, starting today, but the increase shouldn't be too much of a strain on the wallet.

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SBA Questioned About Varying Interest Rates [AUDIO]

We are learning that not everyone is getting the uber-low interest rate from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to repair their Sandy damaged homes.

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What Does My Credit Score Mean?

A recent survey from the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) found that less than half of Americans (44%) know what their credit score actually represents. Only 29% know how damaging a low score could be.

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Student Loan Deal Reached by Senate Leaders

Great news if you’re borrowing money to go to college in New Jersey or anywhere else.

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